1906 Tiffany Studios Lamp
Appraised Value: $6,000 - $7,000 (2013)
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Appraisal Video: (1:43)
Glass, Pottery & Porcelain, Silver
Antique Dealer & Certified Appraiser
GUEST: It was my grandmother's. It was on her desk and it was just a lamp in the house. After my mother passed away and the appraiser went through and was itemizing everything, and he said it might well be a Tiffany lamp, but it wasn't anything that the family talked about.
APPRAISER: Okay, and what was the appraisal on it?
GUEST: It was about $2,000 to $3,000.
APPRAISER: Okay. Well, what you have is a Tiffany lamp.
GUEST: It is?
APPRAISER: It is a Tiffany.
GUEST: Wow, okay.
APPRAISER: And we have a number on the bottom that signifies the date, and it's "1906, Tiffany Studios." Nice bronze, harp-shaped standard. This is a damascene shade in the green favrile pattern, and the beautiful formed petal base. The interesting thing about this is that it was made for an electric lamp...
GUEST: Oh, okay.
APPRAISER: ...not for an oil lamp. And the way we can tell that is it has a smaller fitter rim, and that would have been larger if it had been an oil lamp. The chain pull would never have been placed on there coming out of the Tiffany factory because it would bang on the shade. This did have a key-shaped lever that would have turned it on and off. You want to be extremely careful of this chain banging into the glass.
GUEST: So it doesn't wear the pattern off?
APPRAISER: So it doesn't wear or crack it. It could crack it. The value today is $6,000 to $7,000, and that would be a retail price.
GUEST: Okay, great.
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