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Tiffany Studios

Eighteen-Light "Lily" Table Lamp

Tiffany Studios

Tiffany Studios

Eighteen-Light "Lily" Table Lamp

Eighteen-Light "Lily" Table Lamp

Tiffany Studios

Eighteen-Light "Lily" Table Lamp


circa 1905

favrile glass, patinated bronze

sixteen shades engraved L.C.T., one shade engraved L.C.T. Favrile

20 ½ in. (52.1 cm) high

The shades are a very well-matched set and present with luminous gold iridescence when viewed firsthand. The shades with scattered minute air bubbles and particulate inclusions inherent in the making and not visually distracting. The shades with some occasional extremely minor surface wear and minute flecks to the upper apertures which is common and not visible when the shades are installed. The glass surfaces with scattered extremely minor and fine surface scratches consistent with age and gentle handling. The base is in overall very good condition. The bronze surfaces throughout present with scattered minor surface scratches, abrasions and discolorations consistent with age and gentle handling. The base with some light traces of surface soiling and oxidation concentrated to the recessed portions of the design. With a period base switch and switch knob. The underside of the base is applied with green felt for protection.  With sixteen period internal sockets and four later replaced sockets. One socket is currently not functioning and will be addressed on behalf of the buyer prior to shipment. Sotheby's does not guarantee electrical components and suggests having all wiring inspected by a licensed electrician. An outstanding example of the form with a gorgeous set of beautifully iridized shades. 


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. 

Macklowe Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above, 1984

Dr. Egon Neustadt, The Lamps of Tiffany, New York, 1970, p. 48

Alastair Duncan, Louis C. Tiffany: Galerie Art Focus, Max Kohler Sammlung, Rotkreuz, 1997, p. 41 (for the model in gilt bronze)

Dan Klein and Ward Lloyd, The History of Glass, London, 2000, p. 198

Jacob Baal-Teshuva, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Cologne, 2006, p. 140 (for the model in gilt bronze)

David A. Hanks, Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection, exh. cat., Richard H. Driehaus Museum, Chicago, 2013, p. 50

Alastair Duncan, Tiffany Lamps and Metalware, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 2019, p. 90