12 June 2003
A BRONZE CANDLESTICK*
Tiffany Studios, circa 1906
cast in the form of horse chesnut candle, the cup with red glass insets, the removable drip pan concealing a spring loaded mechanism to open the match holder
7 7/8in. (20cm.) high
stamped with the Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company monogram and TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK 702, painted museum accession number 469.83
Phillips New York, Art Nouveau and Art Deco, November 1, 1980, lot 82
Christie's New York, Important Tiffany Lamps & Windows, December 11, 1982, lot 361
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Museum of Modern Art, New York: The History and the Collection, 1984, p. 418, No. 681.
Alastair Duncan, Louis Comfort Tiffany, 1992, p. 118.
This candlestick was acquired by the museum from Christie's on December 11, 1982 with funds from the Joseph H. Heil Fund.
This lot is exempt from Sales Tax.
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