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Tiffany Studios

“Pony Wisteria” Table Lamp

Estimate:

120,000

to
- 180,000 USD

Property of a California Family

Tiffany Studios

Tiffany Studios

“Pony Wisteria” Table Lamp

“Pony Wisteria” Table Lamp

Estimate:

120,000

to
- 180,000 USD

Lot sold:

239,400

USD

Property of a California Family

Tiffany Studios

“Pony Wisteria” Table Lamp


circa 1905

leaded glass, patinated bronze

shade impressed TIFFANY STUDIOS/NEW YORK

base impressed TIFFANY STUDIOS/NEW YORK/6535

17 in. (43.2 cm) high

10 1/4 in. (26 cm) diameter of shade

Overall in very good condition. When viewed firsthand, the shade displays a naturalistic variety of blue and purple tones interspersed with vibrant yellow-greens and artistic inclusions of pink, aqua and transparent glass. The shade with approximately 21 hairline cracks dispersed throughout which have been stabilized by a professional Tiffany conservator. The shade with some traces of surface soiling concentrated to the contours adjacent to the leadlines, consistent with age. The shade with one tile that is has been replaced with well-matched period glass near the bronze armature at the shoulder of the shade. The wisteria panicles with some expected very minor bending, which is common for the form. The cast bronze surfaces throughout the shade and base are in very good condition with particularly fine execution of the branching wisteria vines on the upper shade armature and root texture over the foot, which impart the work with a highly naturalistic quality. The bronze surfaces throughout the shade and base with scattered minor surface scratches and abrasions consistent with age and use. The bronze throughout the shade and base with some traces of oxidation and light surface soiling concentrated to the recessed contours of the design. With the original switch mechanism and knob, which presents with some expected rubbing to the patina resulting from use. The base plate with a discrete scratched-in number from a previous owner. With period sockets. While the lamp was in working order at the time of cataloguing, Sotheby's does not guarantee electrical components and suggests having all wiring inspected by a licensed electrician. An iconic form by Tiffany Studios with charming scale and naturalistic color palette.


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, circa 1950
Thence by descent to the present owner
Dr. Egon Neustadt, The Lamps of Tiffany, New York, 1970, p. 214 (for the shade and base pairing)
Alastair Duncan, Tiffany At Auction, New York, 1981, p. 97 (for the shade and base pairing)
Vivienne Couldrey, The Art of Louis Comfort Tiffany, Secaucus, NJ, 1997, p. 23 (for the shade and base pairing)
Martin Eidelberg, Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen, Nancy A. McClelland and Lars Rachen, The Lamps of Louis Comfort Tiffany, New York, 2005, p. 108 (for the shade and base pairing)
Alastair Duncan, Tiffany Lamps and Metalware, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 2019, p. 79, no. 349 (for the shade); p. 126, no. 489 (for the base)