Grape hanging shade

Object Number: 
N84.60.1
Date: 
ca. 1900-1906
Medium: 
Glass, bronze
Dimensions: 
Overall (shade height, diameter): 12 1/2 × 30 in. (31.8 × 76.2 cm)
Marks: 
stamped: on metal tag inside shade: "TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK"
Description: 
Leaded glass and bronze "Grape" hanging shade; 30" diameter twelve-sided cone-shaped shade with grape design repeated four times; trellis of "wood" slats rendered in grained and striated brown glass; yellow green background; clusters of red, blue and purple grapes rendered in textured and stippled glass.
Gallery Label: 
This shade blends creativity and craftsmanship in depicting the gradual ripening of grapes on a vine. Beginning small and green, the grapes become larger and more purple as the ripen.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. Egon Neustadt
Provenance: 
Matthew Weissman, Cross Country Antiques, 1968
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group