TIFFANY STUDIOS | SIX-LIGHT "LILY" AND "TURTLE-BACK" CEILING LIGHT
Game On: Property from the Collection of Ryan Brant
SIX-LIGHT "LILY" AND "TURTLE-BACK" CEILING LIGHT
favrile glass, patinated bronze
three shades engraved L.C.T.; three shades engraved L.C.T. Favrile
central shade engraved S13383
6¾ in. (17.1 cm) drop
18 in. (45.7 cm) diameter
Overall in very good condition. The central shade and six lily shades are all in very good condition with scattered extremely minor and fine surface scratches consistent with age and gentle handling. The central shade is finely decorated and presents with scattered air bubbles, particulate inclusions, and surface irregularities inherent in the making and not visually distracting. Each lily shade with some minor wear to the upper apertures consistent with age and handling. The bronze mount in very good condition with scattered extremely minor surface scratches, abrasions, and light surface soiling concentrated to the recessed contours of the design. The mount with some occasional minor traces of white house paint. All of the turtle-back tiles appear original and undisturbed. With replaced sockets. A beautiful and highly complex 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.
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.
Alastair Duncan, Tiffany Lamps and Metalware, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 2007, p. 322, no. 1283