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Tiffany Studios

"Laburnum" Table Lamp

Property from an Important American Collection

Tiffany Studios

Tiffany Studios

"Laburnum" Table Lamp

"Laburnum" Table Lamp

Property from an Important American Collection

Tiffany Studios

"Laburnum" Table Lamp


circa 1910-1915

with a “Twisted Vine” base

leaded glass, patinated bronze

shade impressed TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK 1539

base impressed TIFFANY STUDIOS/NEW YORK/443

29 in. (73.7 cm) high

21 1/2 in. (54.6 cm) diameter of shade

Overall in very good condition. The shade displays an exuberant palette in a range of yellow and orange tones, which is more nuanced and variegated when viewed firsthand compared to the printed catalogue illustration. The laburnum blossoms are accented with an array of green tones comprising the leaves, as well as accents of lilac, cornflower blue and turquoise in the upper register. The shade with approximately 23 hairline cracks dispersed throughout (stable), which is a relatively low number when taking into consideration the vast number of individual glass tiles comprising a shade of this scale and complexity. The shade with some traces of surface soiling concentrated to the contours adjacent to the leadlines, consistent with age. The “Twisted Vine” base is in very good condition with scattered minor surface scratches, abrasions and discolorations consistent with age and use. The base with some minor traces of surface soiling concentrated to the recessed contours of the design, consistent with age. The wheel and riser appear to be later reproductions. With period sockets and paddle switches. With a later reproduction finial in very good condition with light wear. A stunning example of the model with exceptionally rich coloration.


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.

Please note the correct estimate for this lot is $180,000 - 240,000, as printed in the catalogue.
Macklowe Gallery, New York, 1989
Dr. Egon Neustadt, The Lamps of Tiffany, New York, 1970, pp. 188-192 (for the shade)
William Feldstein, Jr. and Alastair Duncan, The Lamps of Tiffany Studios, New York, 1983, p. 139
Takeo Horiuchi, ed., The World of Louis Comfort Tiffany: A Selection from the Anchorman Collection, Nagoya, Japan, 1994, p. 78 (for the shade)
John Loring, Louis Comfort Tiffany at Tiffany & Co., New York, 2002, p. 210 (for the shade and base pairing)
Alastair Duncan, Louis C. Tiffany: The Garden Museum Collection, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 2004, p. 282 (for the shade)
Martin Eidelberg, Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen, Nancy A. McClelland and Lars Rachen, The Lamps of Louis Comfort Tiffany, New York, 2005, p. 116
Alastair Duncan, Tiffany Lamps and Metalware, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 2007, pp. 94 (for the base), 95 and 164 (for the shade)
Martin Eidelberg, Nina Gray and Margaret K. Hofer, A New Light on Tiffany: Clara Driscoll and the Tiffany Girls, London, 2007, p. 192 (for the shade)