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Tiffany Studios

A Rare Jeweled Wall Mirror with Four-Light Candelabrum

Estimate:

40,000

to
- 60,000 USD

Property of a Private Collector, United Kingdom

Tiffany Studios

Tiffany Studios

A Rare Jeweled Wall Mirror with Four-Light Candelabrum

A Rare Jeweled Wall Mirror with Four-Light Candelabrum

Estimate:

40,000

to
- 60,000 USD

Property of a Private Collector, United Kingdom

Tiffany Studios

A Rare Jeweled Wall Mirror with Four-Light Candelabrum


circa 1905

patinated bronze, favrile glass, original mirrored glass

impressed TIFFANY STUDIOS/NEW YORK/1675B

each shade engraved L.C.T.

25 1/4 x 22 1/4 x 5 in. (64.1 x 56.5 x 12.7 cm)

Overall in very good condition. The bronze surfaces throughout display a rich brown patina with scattered minor surface scratches, abrasions, and light wear consistent with age and gentle handling. The bronze with some minor traces of surface soiling and oxidation concentrated to the recessed contours of the design. The iridized favrile glass balls encircling the mirror display vibrant blue and lilac iridescence when viewed firsthand. The glass balls with scattered air bubbles, particulate inclusions, and surface irregularities inherent in the making and not visually distracting. The surfaces of the balls with instances of wear, surface soiling, and discoloration consistent with age. A number of the glass balls with hairline cracks which have been stabilized by a professional Tiffany conservator. One ball was replaced with a well-matched period favrile glass ball. The jewel cabochons decorating each of the four sockets are in very good conditions and appear original and undisturbed. The mirror appears to be original and is executed with an elegant rolled beveled edge. The mirror with some scattered extremely minor instances of deterioration to the silvering on the reverse consistent with age and only visible upon very close inspection. The upper hook is bent slightly forward and presents with a small horizontal hairline in the bronze below the hook; stable. To hang, the upper hook threads through a later donut element, which can be mounted directly to the wall. The four shades are in overall very good condition with scattered minor air bubbles, particulate inclusions, and surface irregularities throughout inherent in the making and not visually distracting. The glass surfaces throughout the shades with scattered minor and faint surface scratches consistent with age and handling, not visually distracting. The bottom apertures of the shades with some occasional minor edge wear consistent with handling and resulting from contact with the shade fitter. Two shades with a few slightly larger chips to the lower apertures, not visible when the shades are installed. The lights have been recently rewired and replaced with period sockets. Each of the jeweled sockets has a small aperture within the jeweled register, which is where a paddle switch or pull chain would have originally been installed. While the lights were in working order at the time of the sale, Sotheby's does not guarantee electrical components and suggests having all wiring inspected by a licensed electrician. A very rare and elaborate work with elegant proportions.


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.

Private Collection, United Kingdom
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Robert Koch, Louis C. Tiffany's Glass, Bronzes, Lamps: A Complete Collector's Guide, New York, 1989, p. 107, no. 152 and p. 135, no. 219 (for period photographs of related models)
Robert Koch, Louis C. Tiffany: The Collected Works of Robert Koch, Atglen, PA, 2001, p. 223 (for a period photograph of a related model)
Alastair Duncan, Tiffany Lamps and Metalware, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 2019, p. 446, no. 1810