Magnolia floor lamp

Object Number: 
N84.108.1
Date: 
ca. 1910-1913
Medium: 
Glass, bronze
Dimensions: 
Overall (height, diameter): 78 × 28 in. (198.1 × 71.1 cm)
Marks: 
stamped: on metal tag inside shade: "TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK 1509"
Description: 
Leaded glass and bronze "Magnolia" lampshade; 28" diameter globe-shaped shade depicting magnolia blossoms in three repeats; border row of rectangles in rippled blue-green; blossoms light green with darker green and brown mottling; flowers in full bloom rendered in brownish-white drapery glass; background ranges from light mauve to deep purple, rendered in undulating glass; branches delineated in dark, striated brown. Shown with standard bronze floor lamp base (N84.108.2) and cap (N84.108.3).
Gallery Label: 
Now sought after by collectors, Tiffany's magnolia shades are distinguished by the use of a ridged, highly textured glass called "drapery glass," which Tiffany usually restricted to his windows. The drapery glass conveys the fleshy texture of magnolia blossoms and gives the shade a rich surface quality.
Bibliography: 
Pepall, Rosalind M., ed. Tiffany Glass: A Passion for Colour. N.p: n.p., n.d. Gray, Nina. "The work of Tiffany Studios." The Magazine Antiques 167 (2005): 194-201.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. Egon Neustadt. Conservation made possible with support from Lillian Nassau LLC.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group