Property from an Important American Collection
"PEONY BORDER" FLOOR LAMP
with a "Chased Pod" Senior floor base and "Pig Tail" finial
leaded glass, patinated bronze
shade impressed TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK 1574
base impressed TIFFANY STUDIOS/NEW YORK/28624
78⅞ in. (200.3 cm) high
24¾ in. (62.9 cm) diameter of shade
Overall very good condition. The peony blossoms display a delicate pink palette ranging from magenta to softer pinks that is accented by strong green foliage. The shade is executed with vigorously mottled soft cobalt blue favrile glass within the upper geometric register of the shade, which presents much like a blue sky background to the peony blossoms. The shade with approximately 19 hairline cracks dispersed throughout. One cracked white tile within the geometric border with a small associated loss, stable. The shade with surface soiling throughout concentrated to the contours adjacent to the leadlines. The senior floor base is in very good condition with scattered minor surface scratches, abrasions, discolorations, and traces of light surface soiling and oxidation to the recessed portions of the design, all consistent with age and gentle use. The outer edge of the base foot with an area of wear to the patina measuring approximately 1 1/2 inch wide. The arms supporting the shade wheel and the upper portion of the base standard with some areas of wear to the patina, not visually detractive. All of the sockets and paddle switches appear original and undisturbed. With a period “Pig Tail” finial in very good condition with some minor bruises to the outermost edge and with some minor scattered discolorations. A beautiful example of the model displaying with great visual presence and nuanced “Spring” color palette.
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.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE INCLUDED IN THE CATALOGUE.
Christie's New York, December 7, 2001, lot 530