Property from an Important American Collection
"OAK LEAF" TABLE LAMP
with a "Fifteenth Century" base
leaded glass, patinated bronze
shade impressed TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK 1467
base impressed TIFFANY STUDIOS/NEW YORK/528
25¼ in. (64.1 cm) high
18 in. (45.7 cm) diameter of shade
Overall in very good condition. The shade displays a warm ochre, orange and vibrant apple green swirling oak leaves against a warm, subdued olive green ground when viewed firsthand. The shade with approximately 10 hairline cracks dispersed throughout, stable. The shade with some traces of surface soiling concentrated to the contours adjacent to the leadlines, consistent with age. A few of the leadlines emanating from the upper ring with minute tears, all stable and consistent with age. The base displays a rich brown patina and presents with scattered minor surface scratches and abrasions throughout consistent with age and gentle use. The base with some surface soiling concentrated to the recessed contours of the design and with some scattered minor discolorations to the patina. The socket arms with some minor flaking to the patina. With period sockets. With a later reproduction finial in very good condition with some light wear and traces of oxidation. A handsome and richly colored lamp unit.
The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.
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Christie’s New York, March 31, 1998, lot 103