Dragonfly table lamp

Title
Dragonfly table lamp
Date 
c. 1900-1906
Medium 
Glass, bronze
Dimensions 
Overall: 22 1/4 × 30 1/2 in. (56.5 × 77.5 cm)
Description 
Leaded glass and bronze "Orange Dragonfly" table lamp; 22" diameter shade depicting dragonflies with outspread filigree wings and heads projecting below lower border of shade; design repeated nine times; upper portion of shade orange, becoming yellow and then green towards lower border; dragonfly wings orange, bodies dark orange, and eyes jeweled blue; other jewels are yellow, brown, and white. Adjustable bronze table lamp base.
Credit Line 
Gift of Dr. Egon Neustadt
Object Number 
N84.112
Marks 
stamped: on metal tag inside shade: "TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK 1507"
Gallery Label 
This dragonfly shade, a popular model, was priced at $175 in Tiffany's 1906 price list. Prices ranged from $3 for small candleshades to $400 for large and intricate lamps. Considering that the average hourly wage in 1906 was only 17 1/2 cents, these lamps were an unattainable luxury for many.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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.

Poppy floor lamp

Title
Poppy floor lamp
Date 
c. 1906-1910
Medium 
Glass, bronze
Dimensions 
Overall: 26 1/2 × 70 1/2 in. (67.3 × 179.1 cm)
Description 
Leaded glass and bronze " Poppy" floor lamp; 26" diameter globe-shaped shade depicting oriental poppies in three repeats; apron with three rows of rectangles interspersed with orange-green stems and leaves of green fractured glass; upper portion of shade filled with poppy blossoms in every stage of development, ranging from pink through crimson red and rendered in mottled, striated, undulating, and configurated glass; fractured glass background. Standard bronze floor lamp base and pig-tail finial.
Credit Line 
Gift of Dr. Egon Neustadt
Object Number 
N84.107
Marks 
stamped: on metal tag inside shade: "TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK 1597"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Wisteria table lamp

Title
Wisteria table lamp
Date 
c. 1901
Medium 
Glass, bronze
Dimensions 
Overall: 29 × 18 in. (73.7 × 45.7 cm)
Description 
Leaded glass and bronze "Wisteria" table lamp; 18" diameter shade with crown of bronze branches and irregular lower border, depicting multiple stages of wisteria blossoms in five repeats; flower clusters range from pale white to light blue to deep blue; yellowish-green foliage, and background of milky-white transparent glass. Bronze tree base.
Credit Line 
Gift of Dr. Egon Neustadt
Object Number 
N84.132
Marks 
stamped: on metal tag inside shade: "TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK" stamped: on underside of base: "TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK 6902"
Gallery Label 
The Wisteria lamp was one of Tiffany Studios' most popular models. These two lamps (see also N84.130) show dramatically different interpretations. One shade has a refined selection of purple and pale blue flowers (N84.130) while this lamp 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 about the Wisteria lamp.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Wisteria table lamp

Title
Wisteria table lamp
Date 
c. 1901
Medium 
Glass, bronze
Dimensions 
Overall: 27 × 18 in. (68.6 × 45.7 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 bluish and whitish glass; striated yellow foliage, stippled purplish-blue and gray background glass. Bronze tree base.
Credit Line 
Gift of Dr. Egon Neustadt
Object Number 
N84.127
Marks 
stamped on metal tag inside shade: "TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK 1073" stamped on underside of base: "[Tiffany Glass and Decorating Co. logo] / TIFFANY STUDIOS / NEW YORK / 26854"
Gallery Label 
Despite a popular myth that credits Mrs. Curtis Freshel of Boston as the designer of the Wisteria Lamp, it was Clara Driscoll who invented it. In several letters to her family, she referred to how well the lamp was selling (by March 1905, some 123 examples had been made) and she proudly boasted that its success was to her credit since she had designed it. Composed of nearly 2000 small pieces of glass and thus labor intensive to produce, this lamp cost $400 in 1906. While not the most expensive of Tiffany lamps, it fell into the upper tier of prices.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Dragonfly table lamp

Title
Dragonfly table lamp
Date 
ca. 1900-1906
Medium 
Glass, bronze
Dimensions 
Overall: 31 1/2 x 22 in. ( 80 x 55.9 cm )
Description 
Leaded glass and bronze " Dragonfly" table lamp on jeweled base; 22" diameter shade depicting dragonflies with outspread filigree wings and heads projecting below lower border of shade; design repeated nine times; background glass purple near aperture progressing to orange near border; glass "jewels" are green and blue-green; bodies of insects are of green-rippled glass, wings are blue undulating glass and eyes blue jewels. Adjustable base with 33 iridescent balls around circular platform and 8 balls below adjusting knob.
Credit Line 
Gift of Dr. Egon Neustadt
Object Number 
N84.110
Marks 
stamped: on metal tag inside shade: "TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK 1507-29"
Gallery Label 
This dragonfly shade, a popular model, was priced at $175 in Tiffany's 1906 price list. Prices ranged from $3 for small candleshades to $400 for large and intricate lamps. Considering that the average hourly wage in 1906 was only 17 1/2 cents, these lamps were an unattainable luxury for many.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Trumpet Creeper table lamp

Title
Trumpet Creeper table lamp
Date 
ca. 1901-1906
Medium 
Glass, bronze
Dimensions 
Overall: 29 × 18 1/2 in. (73.7 × 47 cm)
Description 
Leaded glass and bronze "Trumpet Creeper" table lamp; 18" diameter shade with crown of bronze branches an irregular lower border, depicting vines and blossoms in five repeats; clusters of trumpet vine blooms rendered in textured orange glass, leaves in streaked green, and background in colorless fractured glass containing greenish and orange flakes. Bronze tree base.
Credit Line 
Gift of Dr. Egon Neustadt
Object Number 
N84.131
Marks 
stamped: on metal tag inside shade: "TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK 340-5" stamped: on underside of base: "TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK 342"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Wisteria table lamp

Title
Wisteria table lamp
Date 
c. 1901
Medium 
Glass, bronze
Dimensions 
Overall: 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.

Grape table lamp

Title
Grape table lamp
Date 
ca. 1901-1906
Medium 
Glass, bronze
Dimensions 
Overall: 18 × 27 1/2 in. (45.7 × 69.9 cm)
Description 
Leaded glass and bronze "Grape" table lamp; 18" diameter shade with irregular lower border depicting grape vines with clusters of berries; several stages in the ripening process of the fruit rendered with gradual intensification of color; grape clusters various shades of green with rippled and knobby glass; background of fractured glass with flakes of various colors. Bronze tree base.
Credit Line 
Gift of Dr. Egon Neustadt
Object Number 
N84.126
Marks 
stamped on metal tag inside shade: "TIFFANY STUIDOS NEW YORK 348-3" stamped on underside of base: "TIFFANY STUDIOS / NEW YORK / 342" and "S1320"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Pony Apple Blossom table lamp

Title
Pony Apple Blossom table lamp
Date 
ca. 1900-1906
Medium 
Glass, bronze
Dimensions 
Overall: 10 1/2 × 17 1/2 in. (26.7 × 44.5 cm)
Description 
Leaded glass and bronze "Pony Apple Blossom" table lamp; 10" diameter shade with crown of bronze branches, depicting cherry blossoms in three repeats; flowers frosty pink and white, yellow or orange flower centers, rose-red cherries, and green leaves; light yellow-green background glass. Miniature tree base finished in gold bronze.
Credit Line 
Gift of Dr. Egon Neustadt
Object Number 
N84.125
Marks 
stamped: on metal tag inside shade: "TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK 384-5"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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