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Tiffany Studios

"Peony" Table Lamp

Property of a Private Florida Collector

Tiffany Studios

Tiffany Studios

"Peony" Table Lamp

"Peony" Table Lamp

Property of a Private Florida Collector

Tiffany Studios

"Peony" Table Lamp


circa 1910-1915

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

leaded glass, patinated bronze

shade impressed TIFFANY STUDIOS/NEW YORK

base impressed TIFFANY STUDIOS/NEW YORK/397

30 in. (76.2 cm) high

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

Overall in very good condition. The shade displays an incredibly rich palette of pinks and blues, including magenta, rose, coral, salmon, red, cobalt, cerulean blue and turquoise. The peony blossoms are accented by bright apple and olive green leaves, with some passages of the background shifting to to warm ochre tones. The shade is comprised of an artistic mix of striated and rippled glass, which creates a beautifully diverse surface texture over the shade. The shade with approximately 18 cracks dispersed throughout, stable. The “Queen Anne’s Lace” base is in very good condition and displays a rich brown patina when viewed firsthand. The bronze surfaces with occasional extremely minor surface scratches and abrasions consistent with age and gentle use. The bronze with some occasional extremely minor instances of oxidation consistent with age and not at all visually distracting. The telescoping mechanism is operational however the height does not adjust completely fluidly; the telescoping rod with some splits due to fatigue to the metal, only visible when the height is adjusted or the base is examined from the underside and common for this component of this base model. With period sockets and paddle switches. With a period finial outfitted with a later reproduction knop in excellent condition. A gorgeous example of the iconic “Peony” model displaying a richly saturated glass selection.  


 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.

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Please note the height of this lot is 30 inches.
Collection of Ted and Nellie Ingham, Detroit, Michigan
Private Collection, Denver, Colorado
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Dr. Egon Neustadt, The Lamps of Tiffany, New York, 1970, pp. 151-153 (for the shade)
Alastair Duncan, Tiffany At Auction, New York, 1981, p. 124 (for the shade and base pairing)
Takeo Horiuchi, ed., The World of Louis Comfort Tiffany: A Selection from the Anchorman Collection, Nagoya, Japan, 1994, p. 77 (for the shade and base pairing)
Alastair Duncan, Louis C. Tiffany: The Garden Museum Collection, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 2004, p. 301 (for the shade and base pairing)
Alastair Duncan, Tiffany Lamps and Metalware, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 2007, pp. 73 and 155 (for the shade)