Sale 21DD01 | Lot 238

Tiffany Studios Moorish Style Bronze and Favrile Glass Turtleback Hanging Lantern

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Tiffany Studios Moorish Style Bronze and Favrile Glass Turtleback Hanging Lantern

Lot Details

Lot 238
Tiffany Studios Moorish Style Bronze and Favrile Glass Turtleback Hanging Lantern
Circa 1900
Of triangular form with a ring shaped mount, with four sides, each upper part decorated with a stack of graduated coiled wires and small balls, the lower part inset with an iridized turtleback tile, in translucent green colored glass, the hinged bottom panel also inset with a turtleback tile, signed L.C.T. Height 12 1/4 inches, width 5 1/4 inches, depth 5 1/4 inches.

Estate of Lee B. Anderson
Gifted to Consignor, 2012.

For an illustration of this rare model, see Alastair Duncan, Tiffany Lamps and Metalware: An Illustrated Reference to Over 2,000 Models, New Edition, pg. 326, fig. 1308.
For a pair of these lanterns sold at auction, see Sotheby's, New York, The Geyer Collection: Masterworks of Tiffany and Prewar Design, December 11, 2018, lot 20.

"Da Lee Anderson, Il Collezionista," in Casa Vogue, June 1985, no. 64, pgs. 172-5.

Estimate: $15,000 - $20,000
Sold for $31,500 (includes buyer's premium)

Additional Notes & Condition Report

appears to be in generally good, undamaged condition; no apparent damage to any of the five turtleback tiles; some of the tiles, however, are now somewhat loose but they do not appear to be in any imminent danger of falling out of their current positions; there is a small white paint splatter on the exterior side of one of the side turtle back tiles and there is a bit of paint splatter/residue on the bronze metalwork in the adjacent area of this tile; all of this paint splatter should be removable with proper care and attention; typical wear to the green patina; no apparent losses or restoration to the bronze coils or small balls in the upper part of the lantern; the turtleback tiles have a nice strong metallic iridescent sheen, including deep pink, green, bright gold, peacock blue, etc.; the lantern has a "trap" door on the bottom; this door opens and closes and secures itself properly; there is some scattered flaking to the patina on the bronze

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Estimate: $15,000 - $20,000
Sold for $31,500 (includes buyer's premium)

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