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Magnolia floor lamp

Magnolia floor lamp
Magnolia floor lamp
Title
Magnolia floor lamp
Date 
ca. 1910-1913
Medium 
Glass, bronze
Dimensions 
Overall: 78 x 28 in. ( 182.9 x 71.1 cm )
Description 
Leaded glass and bronze "Magnolia" floor lamp on bronze base; 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. Standard bronze floor lamp base. N84.108
Credit Line 
Gift of Dr. Egon Neustadt. Conservation made possible with support from Lillian Nassau LLC.
Object Number 
N84.108
Marks 
stamped: on metal tag inside shade: "TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK 1509"
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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group