Property of a New York Collector
favrile glass, patinated bronze
shade engraved L.C.T. Favrile
base impressed TIFFANY STUDIOS/NEW YORK/D853 with the Tiffany Glass & Decorating Company monogram
21¼ in. (54 cm) high
12 in. (30.5 cm) diameter of shade
Overall in very good condition. The shade displays a vibrant green coloration and strong iridescence, and presents with scattered minor air bubbles, particulate inclusion, and surface irregularities inherent in the making and not visually detractive. The interior of the shade with a subtle, curved surface irregularity measuring approximately five inches long, not visible when the shade is assembled or illuminated, and likely resulting from production. The interior with an area around the bottom border that presents more grey, also inherent in production and not visible when the shade is assembled or illuminated. The base is in overall very good condition with scattered minor surface scratches, abrasions, and light wear to the patina, consistent with age and gentle handling. With a switch and switch knob appear to be later modifications. With a period socket. With a period finial in very good condition, which appears to have been repatinated at some point in the history of the piece and presents with light wear.
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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Private Collection, California
Christie's New York, December 9, 1989, lot 64
Acquired from the above by the present owner