"Tulip" Table Lamp
Property from an Important American Collection
"Tulip" Table Lamp
with a rare “Turtle-Back” base
leaded glass, favrile glass, patinated bronze
shade impressed TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK 1906
oil canister impressed TIFFANY STUDIOS/NEW YORK/180
base impressed TIFFANY STUDIOS/NEW YORK/227S and TIFFANY STUDIOS/NEW YORK with the Tiffany Glass & Decorating Company monogram
19 1/4 in. (48.9 cm) high
16 in. (40.6 cm) diameter of shade
Overall in very good condition. The shade displays a naturalistic palette of rich orange, yellow and peach comprising the tulip blossoms, with a sky blue background and apple green leaves. The shade with approximately 3 hairline cracks dispersed throughout, stable. The rare “Turtle-Back” base is in very good condition. The “Turtle-Back” tiles appear original and undisturbed and display strong violet, cobalt and indigo coloration with jeweled-tone iridescence when viewed firsthand. The bronze surfaces with scattered minor surface scratches and abrasions consistent with age and use. The bronze with traces of oxidation to the recessed contours of the design, consistent with age. The shade arms with some slightly more concentrated wear to the bronze with some minor losses to the patina, not visually distracting and consistent with age. The outer perimeter of the oil canister with a shallow dent measuring approximately 1 inch wide, and with a second smaller dent, not visually distracting. The socket stem and cluster appear to be later reproductions which are outfitted with period sockets and paddle switches. With a later reproduction finial in excellent condition. A highly complementary and charming shade and base pairing displaying exceptional 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.
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