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Poppy table lamp

Title
Poppy table lamp
Date 
1960-1970
Medium 
Glass, bronze
Dimensions 
Overall (height, diameter): 26 3/4 × 20 1/2 in. (67.9 × 52.1 cm)
Description 
Leaded glass and bronze Tiffany-style "Poppy" table lamp; 20" diameter cone-shaped shade depicting orange poppies in four repeats; blossoms rendered in orange; leaves rendered in green; leaves and seed pods covered on surface with bronze filigree. Bronze twisted vine table lamp base.
Credit Line 
Gift of Dr. Egon Neustadt
Object Number 
N84.69.1
Marks 
stamped: on metal tag inside shade: "TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK 1531"
Gallery Label 
This lamp shade is a reproduction of a Tiffany Studios original.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Daffodil table lamp

Title
Daffodil table lamp
Date 
c. 1900-1906
Medium 
Glass, bronze
Dimensions 
Overall (height, diameter): 23 × 20 in. (58.4 × 50.8 cm)
Description 
Leaded glass and bronze "Daffodil" table lamp; 20" diameter cone-shaped shade depicting multi-colored daffodils in five repeats; daffodil blossoms rendered in deep orange fibrillated glass, petals in bluish-white, stems and leaves yellow-green and blue-green; background glass of rose, mauve, dark blue and orange segments. Bronze table lamp base finished in gold doré; squared central section, each side depicting a stylized iris in low relief; almost-flat platform composed of four half-round extensions. Shown on "Crutch Oval" base (N84.62).
Credit Line 
Gift of Dr. Egon Neustadt
Object Number 
N84.64.1
Marks 
stamped: on metal tag inside shade: "TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK 2106"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Rose lampshade

Title
Rose lampshade
Date 
ca. 1900-1906
Medium 
Glass, bronze
Dimensions 
Overall (height, diameter): 22 3/4 × 16 1/2 in. (57.8 × 41.9 cm)
Description 
Leaded glass and bronze "Rose" lampshade; 16" diameter cone-shaped shade with repeated design of rose blossoms rendered in yellow fibrillated glass, leaves rendered in dark to emerald green stippled glass, and a rich mottled blue background; three-row incurving apron made up of row of deep blue sandwiched between lighter blue-green bands. Shown on Cushion lamp base (N84.16.2), with cap (N84.58.3).
Credit Line 
Gift of Dr. Egon Neustadt
Object Number 
N84.58.1
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

"Old English" table lamp

Title
"Old English" table lamp
Date 
ca. 1910-1913
Medium 
Glass, bronze
Dimensions 
Overall (height, diameter): 26 1/2 × 21 1/2 in. (67.3 × 54.6 cm)
Description 
Leaded glass and bronze "Old English" table lampshade; 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. Shown on Water Lily base (N84.26.2), with cap (N84.26.3).
Credit Line 
Gift of Dr. Egon Neustadt
Object Number 
N84.26.1
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.

Gentian table lamp

Title
Gentian table lamp
Date 
ca. 1900-1906
Medium 
Glass, bronze
Dimensions 
Overall (height, diameter): 23 × 18 in. (58.4 × 45.7 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 
N84.29.1
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.

Nasturtium table lamp

Title
Nasturtium table lamp
Date 
ca. 1900-1906
Medium 
Glass, bronze
Dimensions 
Overall (height, diameter): 27 1/2 × 20 1/2 in. (69.9 × 52.1 cm)
Description 
Leaded glass and bronze "Nasturtium" table lampshade; 20" diameter globe-shaped shade depicting Nasturtium blossoms and leaves in an unrepeated pattern; blossoms rendered in tones of yellow, pink and orange, with some pink ones executed in rippled glass; leaves rendered in green-orange glass. Shown on bronze Water Lily table lamp base (N84.93.2).
Credit Line 
Gift of Dr. Egon Neustadt
Object Number 
N84.93.1
Marks 
stamped: on metal tag inside shade: "TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Empire Jewel table lamp

Title
Empire Jewel table lamp
Date 
ca. 1906-1913
Medium 
Glass, bronze
Dimensions 
Overall (height, diameter): 26 1/2 × 22 1/2 in. (67.3 × 57.2 cm)
Description 
Leaded glass and bronze cone-shaped Empire Jewel lampshade; shade composed of eight panels with background of rectangular pieces in olive-green glass; each panel with central oval design constructed around a white oblong jewel; panels separated by strip of mottled white glass; three rows of jewels above apron of shade; 1" apron formed from pieces of green oblong glass. Shown on Fifteenth Century base (N84.83.2), with cap (N84.83.3).
Credit Line 
Gift of Dr. Egon Neustadt
Object Number 
N84.33.1
Marks 
stamped: on metal tag inside shade: "TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK 1953"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

"Elizabethan" table lamp

Title
"Elizabethan" table lamp
Date 
ca.1910-1913
Medium 
Glass, bronze
Dimensions 
Overall (height, diameter): 25 × 23 in. (63.5 × 58.4 cm)
Description 
Leaded glass and bronze cone-shaped "Elizabethan" shade made up of eight panels; background of purplish-blue composed of double layer of glass, with arabesque decoration in yellow glass; studded with purple jewels. Shown with bronze four-legged claw feet library base (N84.31.2) and cap (N84.29.3).
Credit Line 
Gift of Dr. Egon Neustadt
Object Number 
N84.31.1
Marks 
stamped on metal tag inside shade: "TIFFANY STUDIOS N.Y. 1954" stamped on underside of base: "TIFFANY STUDIOS / NEW YORK / 498"
Gallery Label 
Intricate twisting shapes, double layers of glass, and inset jewels make this shade a particularly good example of Tiffany Studios' high standards of workmanship.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Tyler table lamp

Title
Tyler table lamp
Date 
ca. 1900-1906
Medium 
Glass, bronze
Dimensions 
Overall: 16 1/4 × 22 in. (41.3 × 55.9 cm)
Description 
Leaded glass and bronze "Tyler " table lampshade; curved shade composed of quadrangular pieces of greenish leaded glass with swirl design near top.
Credit Line 
Gift of Dr. Egon Neustadt
Object Number 
N84.16.1
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Tulip lampshade

Title
Tulip lampshade
Date 
ca. 1900-1910
Medium 
Glass, bronze
Dimensions 
Overall: 7 x 14 in. ( 17.8 x 35.6 cm )
Description 
Leaded glass and bronze "Irregular Tulip" lampshade; 14" diameter globe-shaped shade depicting stylized tulip blossoms; blossoms rendered in mottled orange and stippled yellow glass, stems and foliage in light and dark green, and background in light and dark purple glass streaked with green and blue; design contains six tulips repeated three times.
Credit Line 
Gift of Dr. Egon Neustadt
Object Number 
N84.79.1
Marks 
stamped: on metal tag inside shade: "TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK 166"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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