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Tiffany Studios

“Double Poinsettia” Table Lamp

Property from the Collection of Sandra Moss

Tiffany Studios

Tiffany Studios

“Double Poinsettia” Table Lamp

“Double Poinsettia” Table Lamp

Property from the Collection of Sandra Moss

Tiffany Studios

“Double Poinsettia” Table Lamp


circa 1910

with a telescoping reticulated "Queen Anne's Lace" base

leaded glass, patinated bronze

shade impressed TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK 1551

29 1/4 in. (74.3 cm) high

22 1/2 in. (57.2 cm) diameter of shade

Overall in very good condition. When viewed firsthand, the shade displays a rich, highly nuanced palette of reds, including crimson, cherry and rose tones interspersed with orange accents. The red blossoms are beautifully offset by the bright apple green of the leaves and olive green and warm browns of the geometric borders, which are interspersed with blue accents. The shade with approximately 13 hairline cracks dispersed throughout, stable. One leaf tile which extends into the lower geometric border with a hairline crack with a small associated loss to the glass, stable. The glass with some minor traces of surface soiling concentrated to the contours adjacent to the leadlines, consistent with age. The “Queen Anne’s Lace” base displays a rich brown patina when viewed firsthand and presents with scattered minor surface scratches and abrasions consistent with age and use. The base with some minor traces of surface soiling and oxidation concentrated to the recessed contours of the design, consistent with age. The patina with some areas of possible enhancement. The telescoping mechanism is fully functional. With later replaced sockets. The socket cluster has provisions for six socket arms, however the base is presently only outfitted with three sockets and the other three are plugged; if desired, the base could be easily converted back to a six socket configuration by a Tiffany conservator. With a later reproduction finial with light wear and some corrosion concentrated to the seam between the finial and knop. An incredibly bold and handsome example of the model with a highly complementary base pairing. 


In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.

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 PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

Dr. Egon Neustadt, The Lamps of Tiffany, New York, 1970, p. 146 (for the shade)
Alastair Duncan, Tiffany At Auction, New York, 1981, pp. 84 and 103 (for the shade)
William Feldstein, Jr. and Alastair Duncan, The Lamps of Tiffany Studios, New York, 1983, p. 127 (for the shade)
Alastair Duncan, Louis C. Tiffany: The Garden Museum Collection, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 2004, p. 283 (for the shade)
Martin Eidelberg, Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen, Nancy A. McClelland and Lars Rachen, The Lamps of Louis Comfort Tiffany, New York, 2005, p. 153 (for the shade)
Alastair Duncan, Tiffany Lamps and Metalware, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 2007, pp. 75 and 172 (for the shade)