Leaded glass and bronze "Trumpet Creeper" table lampshade; 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. Shown on bronze table lamp base (N84.99.2); 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.
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.
Lillian Nassau Ltd., 1967
Gray, Nina. "The work of Tiffany Studios." The Magazine Antiques 167 (2005): 194-201.
Leaded glass and bronze "Rose Bush" lampshade; 24" diameter globe-shaped shade with gentle outcurve at lower border; shade depicts yellow roses, spotted with orange, green and gray, and orange roses spotted with red; emerald green leaves of fibrillated glass streaked with dark green and yellow and forest green spotted with gray, yellow, and dark green; flower stems are dark gray-green, and those bearing buds are lighter gray-green; background glass light blue with mottles of darker blue and violet. Shown on "Roman" lamp base (N84.101.2).
Leaded glass and bronze "Daffodil and Narcissus" table lampshade; 20" diameter globe-shaped shade depicting 48 jonquil flowers in a 3" band and yellow daffodils in two staggered rows above, all in four design repeats; jonquils have milk-white petals with orange flower centers, with some green stalks and foliage; daffodils are yellow mottled with dark orange with a background of green and blue-green textured glass. Shown on bronze "Crutch Oval" table lamp base with inset jewels (N84.97.2).
Tiffany shades usually depict one variety of flower. Here, two related flowers, jonquils and daffodils, are portrayed in a stylized fashion.