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Tiffany Studios

"Oriental Poppy" Table Lamp

Property of an East Coast Collector

Tiffany Studios

Tiffany Studios

"Oriental Poppy" Table Lamp

"Oriental Poppy" Table Lamp

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Property of an East Coast Collector

Tiffany Studios

"Oriental Poppy" Table Lamp


circa 1910

with a "Chased Pod" base

leaded glass, patinated bronze

shade impressed TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK 1596

base impressed TIFFANY STUDIOS/NEW YORK/363

25½ in. (64.8 cm) high

18¼ in. (46.3 cm) diameter of shade

Overall in very good condition. When viewed firsthand, the shade displays a particularly artistic glass selection featuring large poppy blossoms articulated in a range of brilliant red hues, with the poppy centers showing a range of jewel-tone hues in blues, purples and greens against a highly varied ground of greens, mauves and soft cobalts. The shade with approximately 5 hairlines dispersed throughout, which have recently been sensitively stabilized by a professional glass conservator. The shade with some minor traces of surface soiling concentrated to the contours adjacent to the leadlines, consistent with age. The “Chased Pod” base displays a particularly rich variegated russet-brown and green patina, and is in overall very good condition. The patinated bronze surfaces present with scattered minor surface scratches, abrasions, wear and discolorations, consistent with age and gentle handling. The bronze with some occasional oxidation spots and traces of surface soiling particularly concentrated to the recessed contours of the design. With later replaced sockets. A superb example of the model displaying a richly saturated and stunning glass selection. 


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

Sotheby’s Parke Bernet, April 1, 1977, lot 141

Private Collection, Richmond, Virginia

Acquired from the above by the present owner

Alastair Duncan, Tiffany Lamps and Metalware, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 2019, pp. 84, no. 319 and 193, no. 759 (for the base); p. 86, no. 306 (for the shade)