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Student lamp

Title
Student lamp
Date 
c. 1900-1910
Medium 
Bronze, Favrile glass
Dimensions 
28 1/2 x 28 x 10 1/4 in.
Description 
Double-arm bronze and Favrile glass student lamp; two green domed shades supported on arms on either side of a central bronze kerosene font with twisted wire decoration.
Credit Line 
Gift of Dr. Egon Neustadt
Object Number 
N84.9
Marks 
etched: inside shades: "L.C.T."
Gallery Label 
Tiffany Studios produced an extensive line of student lamps, which provided efficient and convenient lighting for desk surfaces. The lights, fueled by kerosene in the central canister, can be adjusted to the appropriate height by sliding the arms along the frame. Tiffany Studios' 1906 price list includes thirty models of single and double arm student lamps at prices ranging from $10 to $150.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

"Old English" shade on Water Lily base

Title
"Old English" shade on Water Lily base
Date 
ca. 1910-1913
Medium 
Glass, bronze
Dimensions 
Overall: 21 1/2 × 26 1/2 in. (54.6 × 67.3 cm)
Description 
Leaded glass and bronze "Old English" table lamp; paneled shade with 8 panels having rows of pale gold (orange when lit) quadrangular glass pieces; 4 panels have central heraldic emblem with red, green, and blue glass surrounded by green laurel wreath; 2" apron with pattern of broken circles; Water Lily base.
Credit Line 
Gift of Dr. Egon Neustadt
Object Number 
N84.26
Marks 
stamped on metal tag inside shade: "TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK 1914" stamped on underside of base: "TIFFANY STUDIOS / NEW YORK / 443"
Gallery Label 
The "Old English" lamp was introduced in Tiffany Studios' 1913 price list. The shade retailed for $100, and a companion base (model 557) was available for $65. Dr. Egon Neustadt called this the "Harvard" table lamp since it was supposedly made for the library of Harvard University, but there is no evidence supporting his claim.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Turtleback lantern

Title
Turtleback lantern
Date 
1899-1920
Medium 
Glass, bronze
Dimensions 
Overall: 8 × 22 × 8 in. (20.3 × 55.9 × 20.3 cm)
Description 
Turtleback tile hanging lantern; square bronze lantern leaded on each side with two rectangular yellow turtleback tiles on each side and four triangular pieces on the bottom; bottom panel hinged to allow insertion of bulb. Curved arms project from each top corner to common juncture where heavy supporting ring is fastened.
Credit Line 
Gift of Dr. Egon Neustadt
Object Number 
N84.30
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Gentian table lamp

Title
Gentian table lamp
Date 
ca. 1900-1906
Medium 
Glass, bronze
Dimensions 
Overall: 18 × 23 in. (45.7 × 58.4 cm)
Description 
Leaded glass and bronze "Gentian Blossom" table lamp; domed shade with cylindrical top and flaring lower rim; shade has background of white fractured glass, and main design of 16 blue and green floral stalks each enclosed in a Gothic arch; flaring apron has row of uncut green gems. "Indian Hookah" bronze base with floral stalks and Gothic arches of shade on circular platform and tapering octagonal stem.
Credit Line 
Gift of Dr. Egon Neustadt
Object Number 
N84.29
Marks 
stamped: on metal tag inside shade: "TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK"
Gallery Label 
This shade is made almost entirely of fractired or confetti glass, a Tiffany Studios innovation. The glass was created by blowing very thin glass and breaking it into pieces. The pieces were then laid on the glass table and molten glass poured over them. The shade appears on Tiffany Studios' 1906 price list as "Gentian Blossom, convential [sic] jeweled, flat."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

"Venetian" desk lamp

Title
"Venetian" desk lamp
Date 
ca. 1900-1906
Medium 
Gilt bronze, glass
Dimensions 
Overall: 13 × 20 in. (33 × 50.8 cm)
Description 
Gilt bronze and leaded glass "Venetian" desk lamp; shade made up of 3 horizontal and 16 vertical rows of mosaic motifs; first row of large ellipses, second row of squared cross and diamond design, third row of ovals with foliate design; glass colors include gold in the borders and background, and accents of bright blue, green, and red. Gilt bronze base has openwork section at top; central octagonal column with foliate decoration, and stepped platform set with green jewels.
Credit Line 
Gift of Dr. Egon Neustadt
Object Number 
N84.28
Marks 
stamped: on metal tag inside shade: "TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK 515" stamped on underside of base: "TIFFANY STUDIOS / NEW YORK / 515"
Gallery Label 
Tiffany Studios offered this lamp as part of the Venetian Desk Set. Priced at $250, the lamp was one of twenty-four matched pieces. Each item was priced and sold individually, but a basic set usually consisted of blotter ends, inkstand, pen tray, paper rack, paper knife, rocker blotter, memo pad holder, stamp or utility box, and calendar. The lamp was discontinued by 1910.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Turtleback chandelier

Title
Turtleback chandelier
Date 
c. 1905
Medium 
Glass, bronze
Dimensions 
Overall: 17 × 26 1/2 in. (43.2 × 67.3 cm)
Description 
Domed chandelier with two rows of leaded green turtleback tiles; lobed finial.
Credit Line 
Gift of Dr. Egon Neustadt
Object Number 
N84.27
Marks 
stamped: on metal tag inside shade: "TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK"
Gallery Label 
A pair of lamps similar to this domed chandelier were hung in the Living Hall at Laurelton Hall.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Vine Ornament, Plain Squares lampshade

Title
Vine Ornament, Plain Squares lampshade
Date 
c. 1900-1906
Medium 
Glass, bronze
Dimensions 
Overall: 7 1/2 x 18 in. ( 19 x 45.7 cm )
Description 
Leaded glass and bronze "Vine Ornament, Plain Squares" lampshade; 18" diameter dome-shaped shade with wide apron; rows of geometric glass near aperture and along apron, with wide belt of lemon leaves in between; mottled white and green glass in background areas with greenish-yellow leaves.
Credit Line 
Gift of Dr. Egon Neustadt
Object Number 
N84.43
Marks 
stamped: on metal tag inside shade: "TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK 1474-20"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Flower Basket hanging shade

Title
Flower Basket hanging shade
Date 
c. 1900-1910
Medium 
Glass, bronze
Dimensions 
Overall: 8 1/2 x 10 1/2 in. ( 21.6 x 26.7 cm )
Description 
Leaded glass and bronze "flower basket" hanging lamp; globe-shaped shade has flaring top rim and narrows towards bottom; top decorated with pink and white apple blossoms and foliage; lower part mainly geometric with golden fractured glass having green, orange and blue slivers. Chandelier has beaded metal rim at top, to which are attached three chains for hanging.
Credit Line 
Gift of Dr. Egon Neustadt
Object Number 
N84.42
Marks 
stamped: on metal tag inside shade: "TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Colonial lamp

Title
Colonial lamp
Date 
ca. 1910-1913
Medium 
Glass, bronze
Dimensions 
Overall: 31 1/2 × 25 in. (80 × 63.5 cm)
Description 
Leaded glass and bronze table lamp with "Colonial" lampshade; domed shade with flaring rim; shade has quadrangular pieces of orange-yellow glass on upper half and interlocking curves on lower half, separated by a belt of green ellipses and diamonds; rows of mottled brown glass above and below belt and at lower rim; on bronze "Roman" base (N84.89).
Credit Line 
Gift of Dr. Egon Neustadt
Object Number 
N84.25
Marks 
stamped: on metal tag inside shade: "TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK 1564"
Gallery Label 
This shade, listed as "Colonial, Flaring," on the Tiffany Studios' price list, was first offered in 1910 for $100 and reduced to $75 by 1913.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Lily lamp

Title
Lily lamp
Date 
c.1900-1906
Medium 
Favrile glass, bronze
Dimensions 
Overall: 10 1/2 × 16 1/2 in. (26.7 × 41.9 cm)
Description 
Favrile glass and bronze three-light lily lamp; circular bronze base has three curved "stems" terminating in Lily-shaped Favrile glass shades; shades are iridescent dark gold with flaring, scalloped openings.
Credit Line 
Gift of Dr. Egon Neustadt
Object Number 
N84.8
Marks 
etched: inside shades: "L.C.T. Favrile"
Gallery Label 
The lily lamp was by far Tiffany's most popular model. Produced in variations from three to twenty-four lilies, in both table and floor models, the shades were available for as little as $2.50.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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