Laburnum floor lamp

Object Number: 
N84.123.1
Date: 
ca. 1901-1906
Medium: 
Glass, bronze
Dimensions: 
Overall (height, diameter): 79 × 28 in. (200.7 × 71.1 cm)
Marks: 
stamped: on metal tag inside shade: "TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK 381-1"
Description: 
Leaded glass and bronze "Laburnum" floor lampshade; 24" diameter shade depicting drooping flower clusters of laburnum in three repeats, with an irregular lower border; petals rendered in mottled yellow, foliage in dark green, branches in brown, with mottled and speckled blue background. Shown with standard bronze floor lamp base (N84.123.2) and cap with pig-tail finial (N84.123.3).
Gallery Label: 
The Laburnum shade resembles the Wisteria shade in design but has a more open and undulant quality. Unlike the Wisteria, it was not linked to any specific base and did not have the pierced bronze top. Although the Wisteria shade was discontinued in 1910, the Laburnum remained in production until 1923, perhaps because the more open shape at the bottom allowed a wider pool of light.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. Egon Neustadt
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group