“Tulip” Table Lamp
Property from a Northeast Collection
“Tulip” Table Lamp
leaded glass, patinated bronze
shade impressed TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK 1460–8
base impressed TIFFANY STUDIOS/NEW YORK/362
21 in. (53.3 cm) high
14 in. (35.6 cm) diameter of shade
Overall in very good condition. The shade is comprised of a gorgeous glass selection in an incredibly vibrant palette of predominantly purples, pinks and yellows. The range of tonalities includes lemon yellow, orange-yellow, lavender, lilac, violet and cornflower blue, pastel pink, and with accents of blue. When viewed firsthand, the glass is more variegated and nuanced compared to the printed catalogue illustration. The shade with approximately 5 hairline cracks dispersed throughout, stable. The shade with some light traces of surface soiling concentrated to the contours adjacent to the leadlines consistent with age. The shade with some scattered areas of releading and paint touch up to the leadlines, only visible upon close inspection. Two tiles comprising a tulip bud appear to have been replaced with period glass. The shade rests very slightly unevenly on the base, which is barely perceptible. The base is in very good condition and displays a rich brown patina when viewed firsthand. The bronze surfaces with scattered minor surface scratches and abrasions throughout consistent with age and gentle use. The bronze with some minor and light traces of surface soiling, residue and oxidation 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 some light wear consistent with age and gentle handling. A very charming and exuberant example of this attractive Tulip model featuring warm springtime colors.
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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