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527

Tiffany Studios

"Scarab" Inkstand

Tiffany Studios

Tiffany Studios

"Scarab" Inkstand

"Scarab" Inkstand

Tiffany Studios

"Scarab" Inkstand


circa 1902

with a period clear glass inkwell liner

patinated bronze

impressed TIFFANY STUDIOS/NEW YORK and 21568 with the Tiffany Glass & Decorating Company monogram

4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm) high

4 1/8  in. (10.5 cm) diameter

Overall in very good condition. The bronze surfaces with scattered minor surface scratches, abrasions and ink stains consistent with age and use. The bronze with some oxidation concentrated to the recessed contours of the design throughout, consistent with age. With a period clear glass liner in very good condition with some extremely minor flecks to the inner edge of the rim and with some surface soiling to the interior. A handsome example of this highly sculptural inkstand model. 


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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Macklowe Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 2016
Alastair Duncan, Tiffany At Auction, New York, 1981, p. 54
Robert Koch, Louis C Tiffany's Glass, Bronzes, Lamps: A Complete Collector's Guide, New York, 1989, pp. 90-91
Robert Koch, Louis C. Tiffany: The Collected Works of Robert Koch, Atglen, PA, 2001, pp. 214-215
John Loring, Louis Comfort Tiffany at Tiffany & Co., New York, 2002, p. 194
Alastair Duncan, Louis C. Tiffany: The Garden Museum Collection, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 2004, pp. 366 and 368
Alastair Duncan, Tiffany Lamps and Metalware, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 2007, pp. 395, 428 and 430