Lot 1125Tiffany Studios Bronze, Patinated Metal and Gold Favrile Glass Hanging Light Fixture
Early 20th century
In the Moorish style, with a domed pierced mount hung with eighteen translucent amber glass prisms, iridized, unsigned, height 41 1/2 inches, diameter 7 inches; Together with a Similar Group of Twenty-Two Opalescent Glass Prisms. Attributed to Tiffany.
Sotheby's, New York, 20th Century Decorative Works of Art, March 8, 1991, lot 529 (hanging light fixture).
The present hanging light fixture is illustrated in Alastair Duncan's Tiffany Lamps and Metalware: An Illustrated Reference to Over 2000 Models (New Edition 2019), pg. 289, no. 1111.
Sold for $12,500
Metal mount: appears to be in generally good condition; currently with a mottled chocolate brown/rust colored patina, now uniformly dulled, consistent with age and usage
Glass Prisms: none appear to have been broken, reduced in size, etc.; some have small chips and flake losses along the rim edges; two of the opalescent prisms have remnants of a copper colored film (substance) on the reverse flat side - one mostly worn away -the other pretty much intact; the opalescent glass prisms cannot be swapped out and hung properly on this fixture until they receive small wires to allow them to hang straight - this is because the gold iridescent prisms have been cut flat at the tip end where they are suspended so as to fit and hang properly in this fixture - by contrast, the opalescent prisms are not cut flat at the upper tip end and remain rounded; one of the opalescent prisms has a speckled (spotted) appearance; the gold iridized prisms have strong metallic coloration: deep pink, peacock blue, green, gold, etc.; when illuminated, the prisms take on a fiery appearance; the opalescent prisms also have strong opalescence to them; some of the opalescent prisms are wider than others
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