Tiffany Studios Lamp, ca. 1909
It was purchased by my grandfather in about 1909.
It was to be a wedding present or an anniversary present to his parents. And then it's been passed down through the family.
Well, where did he purchase it?
He purchased it in Los Angeles.
And how much did he pay for it?
At the time he paid $50 for it.
$50, okay. What you have here is a Tiffany leaded glass and patinated bronze table lamp. Now, this one is in the poinsettia pattern. As you see, very nice red-colored poinsettias throughout. This is an 18-inch shade, which is a very good shade size. Good coloration-- green and yellow, and the red flowers throughout. Now, if I could just sort of dim this light a little bit, then we'll take the shade off. It's stamped Tiffany Studios. You have the two tensioning rings, which is very much a Tiffany event. Then the base here, which is a lovely base, is stamped down here, Tiffany Studios, and numbered. Now, poinsettia is a good, collectible shade. And this is a twisting kind of trunk form base. Beautiful base, very desirable for collectors. I would say a safe auction estimate for this is $30,000 to $40,000.
Which is a nice sort of gain on the $50 that your granddad paid for it.
It certainly is, it certainly is. That's great.
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