Wisteria table lamp

Wisteria table lamp
Wisteria table lamp
Wisteria table lamp
Title
Wisteria table lamp
Date 
c. 1901
Medium 
Glass, bronze
Dimensions 
Overall (height, diameter): 27 1/2 × 18 1/2 in. (69.9 × 47 cm)
Description 
Leaded glass and bronze "Wisteria" table lamp; 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. Bronze tree base.
Credit Line 
Gift of Dr. Egon Neustadt
Object Number 
N84.130
Marks 
stamped: on sleeve attached to underside of crown: "7806" stamped: on underside of base: "TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK 7806"
Gallery Label 
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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group