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Tulip table lamp

Title
Tulip table lamp
Date 
ca. 1913
Medium 
Glass, bronze
Dimensions 
Overall: 29 1/2 × 22 in. (74.9 × 55.9 cm)
Description 
Leaded glass and bronze " Tulip" table lamp; 22" diameter globe-shaped shade with 4" apron depicting pink and red tulips; blossoms range from light and dark pink with red mottling to crimson and deep red infused with purple; stems light green and foliage dark green with mottling; background of transparent green streaked with orange. Bronze "Arch and Leaf" library base.
Credit Line 
Gift of Dr. Egon Neustadt
Object Number 
N84.92
Marks 
stamped on metal tag inside shade: "TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK 1548" stamped on underside of base: "TIFFANY STUDIOS / NEW YORK / 542"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Gourd table lamp

Title
Gourd table lamp
Date 
c. 1900-1906
Medium 
Glass, bronze
Dimensions 
Overall: 34 1/2 × 24 1/2 in. (87.6 × 62.2 cm)
Description 
Leaded glass and bronze "Gourd" table lamp on root base; 24" diameter shade depicting gourd plant shown on a trellis in three design repeats; trellis supports rendered in orange glass; small flowers rendered in milky opaque glass, and leaves various shades of mottled green; gourds rendered in undulating yellow, white and orange glass with irregular speckles; background is blue streaked with green and purple. Adjustable bronze "Root" base.
Credit Line 
Gift of Dr. Egon Neustadt
Object Number 
N84.102
Marks 
stamped on metal tag inside shade: "TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK 1522-1"
Gallery Label 
The leaded glass shades at Tiffany Studios shared many of the same designs with the firm's windows. This gourd shade recalls windows made over two decades earlier for the George Kemp House in New York City and for Tiffany's own home at the Bella Apartments. The Root base was one of Tiffany Studios' successful Art Nouveau designs.
Provenance 
Lillian Nassau
Bibliography 
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.

Apple Blossom hanging shade

Title
Apple Blossom hanging shade
Date 
c. 1900-1906
Medium 
Glass, bronze
Dimensions 
Overall: 24 1/4 × 29 1/2 in. (61.6 × 74.9 cm)
Description 
Leaded glass and bronze "Apple Blossom" hanging shade, placed on "Roman" table lamp base; 22" diameter globe-shaped shade set within a bronze fixture consisting of an openwork apron and eight ribs which extend below apron; ribs divide four repeats of two design patterns; blossoms are pink streaked with white and orange; flower centers are a spotted yellow-orange; leaves executed in mottled light and dark green and branches in dark brown; background in lower part of shade golden, fading to creamy white towards top.
Credit Line 
Gift of Dr. Egon Neustadt
Object Number 
N84.101
Marks 
stamped on metal tag inside shade: "TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK" stamped on underside of base: "TIFFANY STUDIOS / NEW YORK / 529"
Gallery Label 
This shade was originally designed as a chandelier (to hang inverted). An identical example is in the Garden Museum Collection.
Provenance 
Lillian Nassau
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Alamanda hanging lamp

Title
Alamanda hanging lamp
Date 
c. 1900-1906
Medium 
Glass, bronze
Dimensions 
Overall: 13 × 20 in. (33 × 50.8 cm)
Description 
Leaded glass and bronze "Alamanda" hanging lamp; 20" diameter globe-shaped shade depicting yellow alamandas on a background of fractured glass.
Credit Line 
Gift of Dr. Egon Neustadt
Object Number 
N84.100
Marks 
stamped: on metal tag inside shade: "TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Trumpet Creeper table lamp

Title
Trumpet Creeper table lamp
Date 
ca. 1900-1906
Medium 
Glass, bronze
Dimensions 
Overall: 28 1/2 x 22 in. ( 72.4 x 55.9 cm )
Description 
Leaded glass and bronze "Trumpet Creeper" table lamp with mosaic and turtleback tile base; 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. Bronze table lamp base; 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.
Credit Line 
Gift of Dr. Egon Neustadt
Object Number 
N84.99
Marks 
stamped on metal tag inside shade: "TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK" underside of base stamped with Tiffany Glass & Decorating Co. logo and 2674
Gallery Label 
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.
Provenance 
Lillian Nassau Ltd., 1967
Bibliography 
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.

Tulip table lamp

Title
Tulip table lamp
Date 
ca. 1910-1913
Medium 
Glass, bronze
Dimensions 
Overall: 24 1/2 × 31 1/2 in. (62.2 × 80 cm)
Description 
Leaded glass and bronze " Tulip" table lamp; 22" diameter globe-shaped shade with 4" apron depicting yellow tulip blossoms in three repeats; upper portion of shade with tulips rendered in yellow speckled with white; body of shade depicts stalks of light bluish-green and leaves in several tones of mottled green; background glass of transparent cerulean blue; apron depicts flower bed with brown and green striated glass. Bronze "Roman" library base.
Credit Line 
Gift of Dr. Egon Neustadt
Object Number 
N84.89
Marks 
stamped: on metal tag inside shade: "TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Peony table lamp

Title
Peony table lamp
Date 
c. 1900-1906
Medium 
Glass, bronze
Dimensions 
Overall: 23 x 18 in. ( 58.4 x 45.7 cm )
Description 
Leaded glass and bronze "Peony" table lamp; 18" diameter globe-shaped shade depicting red and pink peonies; blossoms and buds rendered in striated red and pink specked with green, with bright orange-green centers; foliage of emerald-green pebbled glass streaked with orange; three rectilinear apron rows. Bronze "Cushion" base.
Credit Line 
Gift of Dr. Egon Neustadt
Object Number 
N84.88
Marks 
stamped on metal tag inside shade: "TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK 1475" stamped on underside of base: "TIFFANY STUDIOS / NEW YORK / 359 / S173"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Peacock table lamp

Title
Peacock table lamp
Date 
c. 1900-1906
Medium 
Glass, bronze
Dimensions 
Overall: 27 1/2 × 18 1/2 in. (69.9 × 47 cm)
Description 
Leaded glass and bronze "Peacock" table lamp; 18 1/2" diameter globe-shaped shade with slightly concave apron, depicting peacock feathers; feathers rendered in purplish crimson with striations of blue, green and gold; "eyes" of blue-green stippled glass bordered by gold glass with orange mottles; feathers near apron with green plumage. Integrated bronze Peacock base with 12" scalloped platform with raised design of peacock feathers, each with a bluish-green mosaic "eye" at its center; base has amphora shape with six bulging bronze sections.
Credit Line 
Gift of Dr. Egon Neustadt
Object Number 
N84.86
Marks 
stamped: on metal tag inside shade: "TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Peony table lamp

Title
Peony table lamp
Date 
c. 1900-1904
Medium 
Glass, bronze
Dimensions 
Overall: 28 1/2 x 22 in. ( 72.4 x 55.9 cm )
Description 
Leaded glass and bronze "Peony" table lamp; 22" diameter globe-shaped shade depicting red peonies against a gold background in three repeats; blossoms and buds rendered in dark pink and light red streaked with grayish-white, with yellow-green centers; stems and leaves range from pale bluish-green to deep pea-green with yellow mottling; background glass golden yellow with orange mottling and some green striations or dots; three rectilinear rows light green with orange mottles. Pierced bronze table lamp base.
Credit Line 
Gift of Dr. Egon Neustadt
Object Number 
N84.87
Marks 
stamped: on metal tag inside shade: "TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK 1509"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Rose Bush lampshade

Title
Rose Bush lampshade
Date 
c. 1910-1913
Medium 
Glass, bronze
Dimensions 
Overall: 9 x 24 in. ( 22.9 x 61 cm )
Description 
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.
Credit Line 
Gift of Dr. Egon Neustadt
Object Number 
N84.98
Marks 
stamped: on metal tag inside shade: "TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK 1915"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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