View full screen - View 1 of Lot 225. Cameo Paperweight Scent Bottle.
225

Tiffany Studios

Cameo Paperweight Scent Bottle

Tiffany Studios

Tiffany Studios

Cameo Paperweight Scent Bottle

Cameo Paperweight Scent Bottle

Authenticity guarantee

What is guaranteed?

Tiffany Studios

Cameo Paperweight Scent Bottle


circa 1900

Favrile glass, silver

engraved L.C.T. T9600

4¼ inches (10.8 cm) high

Overall in very good condition. This delicate yet substantial work achieves impressive harmony between its form, scale, interior “paperweight” decoration, and exterior “cameo” decoration. When viewed firsthand, the scent bottle has a very satisfying presence and hand-feel. The body of the vase is decorated with three different magenta flowers, one with a soft yellow accent to the flower center. The leaves are articulated in a highly complementary bright kelly green hue. The glass with occasional minute air bubbles and particulate inclusions which are inherent in the making and not visually distracting. The glass surfaces throughout with scattered, very fine and light surface scratches consistent with age and gentle handling. The original interior glass stopper with some minor fleabites along the upper edge consistent with age and handling, not visually distracting. The silver surfaces throughout with scattered, very fine and light surface scratches consistent with age and gentle handling, and with scattered minor areas of darkening. The recessed areas of the silver collar including seam between the glass bottle and silver collar with some very minor traces of polish residue, only visible upon close inspection. The inner surfaces of the aperture with some concentrated surface residue and soiling, consistent with age. The cap secures easily to the threaded rim. A superb, jewel-like work displaying impeccable craftsmanship.


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

Private Collection
Sotheby’s New York, March 17, 1995, lot 564
Martin Eidelberg, Tiffany Favrile Glass and the Quest of Beauty, New York, 2007, p. 52 (for a related example)
Paul Doros, The Art Glass of Louis Comfort Tiffany, New York, 2013, p. 85 (for the present lot illustrated)