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Tiffany Studios

"Cypriote" Vase

Estimate:

8,000

to
- 12,000 USD

Property from a Distinguished Private Collection

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Tiffany Studios

Tiffany Studios

"Cypriote" Vase

"Cypriote" Vase

Estimate:

8,000

to
- 12,000 USD

Lot sold:

16,380

USD

Property from a Distinguished Private Collection

Tiffany Studios

"Cypriote" Vase


circa 1926

favrile glass

engraved 6390N L.C. Tiffany-Favrile

6 3/4 in. (17.1 cm) high

Overall in very good condition. When viewed firsthand, the vase displays an incredibly rich surface with vibrant sapphire and amethyst hues with brilliant iridescence. As expected with the Cypriote technique, the exterior surfaces are wonderfully irregular and tactile showing some surface irregularities, open air bubbles and inclusions, all inherent in the making and decorative technique. The glass surfaces with scattered and very faint surface scratches consistent with age and gentle handling. The body of the vase with a curved internal hairline measuring approximately 3 inches long. The interior with some very light surface soiling. A very complex work with charming irregular rim and naturalistic texture.


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.

Christie's New York, June 16, 2011, lot 10
Acquired from the above by the present owner