12 June 2003
A BRONZE INKWELL*
Tiffany Studios, circa 1902
cast with a profusion of butterflies, with a favrile glass flower form liner and stopper
2¾in. (7cm.) high
stamped TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK 852, the liner and stopper engraved L.C.T., each piece with painted museum accession number 557.60
The Joseph H. Heil Collection
Gift of Joseph H. Heil
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New York, New York, The Museum of Modern Art, Recent Acquisitions: Architecture and Design Collection, December 21, 1960 - February 12, 1961.
cf. John Loring, Louis Comfort Tiffany at Tiffany & Co., 2002, p. 190.
This lot is exempt from Sales Tax.
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