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Trumpet Creeper table lamp

Trumpet Creeper table lamp
Trumpet Creeper table lamp
Title
Trumpet Creeper table lamp
Date 
ca. 1900-1906
Medium 
Glass, bronze
Dimensions 
Overall: 28 1/2 x 22 in. ( 72.4 x 55.9 cm )
Description 
Leaded glass and bronze "Trumpet Creeper" table lamp with mosaic and turtleback tile base; 22" diameter globe-shaped shade with incurving border depicting bugle-shaped trumpet vine flowers in four design repeats; blossoms rendered in mottled orange, red and purple; stems of vine light green and foliage a variety of mottled greens; background of blue glass striated with purple. Crownlike embellishment consisting of 8 bronze flanges attached to aperture. Bronze table lamp base; flared stem has 16 strips of mosaic inlay ranging in color from green to red; 8 red turtlebacks set into sides of central section above stem; 4 curved arms stretch outward to receive rim of shade.
Credit Line 
Gift of Dr. Egon Neustadt
Object Number 
N84.99
Marks 
stamped on metal tag inside shade: "TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK" underside of base stamped with Tiffany Glass & Decorating Co. logo and 2674
Gallery Label 
Decorators and homeowners concerned about the harshness of the recently invented electric lightbulb appreciated the soft, diffuse light from Tiffany lamps. This lamp contains a second light source within the base that illuminates the circle of eight tiles of iridescent pressed glass, called "turtlebacks" because of their distinctive shape.
Provenance 
Lillian Nassau Ltd., 1967
Bibliography 
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