Wisteria table lamp
Leaded glass and bronze "Wisteria" table lampshade; 18" diameter shade with crown of bronze branches and irregular lower border, depicting wisteria blossoms in five repeats; flower clusters of mottled and striated bluish and whitish glass; striated yellow foliage, fractured glass with single and double layers of green, pink and orange flakes used for background. Shown with bronze tree base (N84.130.2).
The Wisteria lamp was one of Tiffany Studios' most popular models. These two lamps (see also N84.132) show dramatically different interpretations. One shade has a refined selection of purple and pale blue flowers (N84.130), while the other displays bold contrasts of blue and white clusters. When the demand for this shade exceeded the work capacity of the Tiffany Girls, Clara Driscoll was forced to turn over some orders to the Men's Department at the Corona factory. She made color studies to aid the men in selecting the glass. See also N84.127 for more information on the Wisteria lamp.