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Tiffany Studios

"River of Life" Window

Estimate:

150,000

to
- 200,000 USD

Property from an Important American Collection

Tiffany Studios

Tiffany Studios

"River of Life" Window

"River of Life" Window

Estimate:

150,000

to
- 200,000 USD

Lot sold:

226,800

USD

Property from an Important American Collection

Tiffany Studios

"River of Life" Window


circa 1920

leaded and acid-etched glass selectively plated on the reverse

signed Louis C. Tiffany N.Y.

48 3/4 x 28 3/4 in. (123.8 x 73 cm) excluding frame

Overall in very good condition. This window displays a gorgeous mountainous landscape with winding stream and dramatic rock formations on either side of the composition. The window is executed in a predominantly cool palette of blues and purples which contrast beautifully with the vibrant orange sunset over the mountains. The window is plated on the reverse and features finely executed acid-etched details. The window with approximately 17 hairline cracks dispersed throughout, including to the plates on the reverse; all hairlines appear stable. The window with traces of surface soiling concentrated to the contours adjacent to the leadlines and between the glass plates, consistent with age. The window with some instances of trapped debris between the glass plates, not visually distracting and partially visible in the catalogue illustration. The front and reverse of the window with some occasional possible areas of re-leading, not visually distracting. The window is installed in a contemporary wood frame in excellent condition overall. A breathtaking work with gorgeous coloration and strong pictorial presence.


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, late 1980s
David A. Hanks, Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection, exh. cat., Richard H. Driehaus Museum, Chicago, 2013, p. 183 (for a related "River of Life" window)