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Lot 31
TIFFANY STUDIOS | "ZODIAC TURTLE-BACK" DESK LAMP
TIFFANY STUDIOS | "ZODIAC TURTLE-BACK" DESK LAMP
TIFFANY STUDIOS | "ZODIAC TURTLE-BACK" DESK LAMP
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Property from a Private Collection, New York

TIFFANY STUDIOS | "ZODIAC TURTLE-BACK" DESK LAMP

Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 USD

Property from a Private Collection, New York

TIFFANY STUDIOS | "ZODIAC TURTLE-BACK" DESK LAMP

Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 USD

Lot Sold:10,000USD
(1 bid, reserve met)

Lot Details

Description

Property from a Private Collection, New York

TIFFANY STUDIOS

"ZODIAC TURTLE-BACK" DESK LAMP


circa 1915

leaded glass, gilt bronze

base impressed TIFFANY STUDIOS/NEW YORK/541

14½ x 10¼ x 6¼ in. (36.8 x 26 x 15.9 cm)

Condition Report

Overall in very good condition. The turtle-back tiles display a vibrant warm orange coloration when viewed with remitted light and with luminous iridescence when viewed with reflected light. The turtle-back tiles are plated on the interior; one plate with a heat crack, stable. The base displays a luminous gilt patina which presents with scattered minor surface scratches and abrasions throughout consistent with age and gentle use. The patina with some scattered areas of wear and darkening throughout, particularly to the seams between the arms and stem. With a period socket. With a replaced switch knob. A handsome example of this desk lamp model.


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.

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Provenance

Private Collection

Acquired from the above by the present owner

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Online bidding closed31 Mar 2020 | 08:04 PM GMT