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Desk lamp

Title
Desk lamp
Date 
c.1900-1910
Medium 
Glass, bronze
Dimensions 
Overall: 11 3/4 x 6 1/2 in. ( 29.8 x 16.5 cm )
Description 
Turtleback tile swivel desk lamp; two identical green turtlebacks with irregular surface set into two sides of a swiveling triangular-shaped shade; shade hinged to two curved arms, which join the main stem of the base and descend to a circular platform adorned with leaf design and 16 green jewels set around periphery; platform supported by 5 small ball feet.
Credit Line 
Gift of Dr. Egon Neustadt
Object Number 
N84.23
Marks 
stamped: on underside of base: "TIFFANY STUDIOS/NEW YORK"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Desk lamp

Title
Desk lamp
Date 
c.1900-1910
Medium 
Glass, bronze
Dimensions 
Overall: 8 1/2 × 14 1/2 in. (21.6 × 36.8 cm)
Description 
Turtleback tile swivel desk lamp; two identical yellow-orange turtlebacks with irregular surface set into two sides of a swiveling triangular-shaped shade; shade hinged to two curved arms, which join the main stem of the base and descend to a circular platform adorned with leaf design and 16 green jewels set around periphery; platform supported by 5 small ball feet.
Credit Line 
Gift of Dr. Egon Neustadt
Object Number 
N84.22
Marks 
stamped: on underside of base: "TIFFANY STUDIOS / NEW YORK / 408 / 9948"
Bibliography 
Pepall, Rosalind M., ed. Tiffany Glass: A Passion for Colour. N.p: n.p., n.d.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Curtain lampshade

Title
Curtain lampshade
Date 
ca. 1900-1913
Medium 
Glass, bronze
Dimensions 
Overall: 12 x 24 in. ( 30.5 x 61 cm )
Description 
Floor lamp shade composed of leaded green mottled glass with "curtain" border.
Credit Line 
Gift of Dr. Egon Neustadt
Object Number 
N84.18
Marks 
stamped: on metal tag inside shade: "TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK 1515"
Gallery Label 
This shade, described as "Conventional design, dome," is listed in the Tiffany Studios price lists for 1906, 1910, and 1913. It retailed for $100.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Plain Squares Turtle Back Band lampshade

Title
Plain Squares Turtle Back Band lampshade
Date 
c. 1900-1906
Medium 
Glass, bronze
Dimensions 
Overall: 16 × 22 in. (40.6 × 55.9 cm)
Description 
Curved glass "plain squares, turtle back band" shade, composed of geometric arrangement of mottled green glass with band of 20 green iridescent turtlebacks which circle the shade.
Credit Line 
Gift of Dr. Egon Neustadt
Object Number 
N84.17
Marks 
stamped: on metal tag inside shade: "TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK 1434"
Gallery Label 
"Turtlebacks" are irregularly shaped tiles of pressed iridescent glass. Jimmy Stewart, a Tiffany Studios glass blower from 1895 to 1928, operated the tile presses, turning out 200 turtlebacks an hour on a good day. This shade, referred to as "16" Plain squares, Turtle Back Band, dome" listed for $50 in 1906.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Favrile Fabrique table lamp

Title
Favrile Fabrique table lamp
Date 
1910-1913
Medium 
Gilt bronze, glass
Dimensions 
Overall: 14 1/2 × 23 1/2 in. (36.8 × 59.7 cm)
Description 
Gilt bronze and glass "Favrile Fabrique" table lamp; cone-shaped sixteen-sided shade, each side composed of 3"-long panel of amber pleated glass, vertically rippled in a linenfold design and bounded top and bottom by thin strips of the same glass; integrated base has tubular center stem encased by long stylized leaves; shade and base finished in gold doré.
Credit Line 
Gift of Dr. Egon Neustadt
Object Number 
N84.13
Marks 
stamped: inside shade: "TIFFANY STUDIOS/NEW YORK/1931" stamped: on underside of base: "TIFFANY STUDIOS/NEW YORK/586"
Gallery Label 
The "Favrile Fabrique" shade retailed for $50.00 in Tiffany Studios' 1913 price list.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Chandelier

Title
Chandelier
Date 
1899-1920
Medium 
Bronze, Favrile glass, brass
Dimensions 
Part (large shade): 14 x 6 in. (35.6 x 15.2 cm) Overall: 36 x 28 in. ( 91.4 x 71.1 cm ) Each (miniature shades): 4 x
Description 
Bronze and Favrile glass "golden ball" chandelier; circular bronze ceiling fixture with central hanging pipe from which is suspended a dome-shaped gold shade; six miniature bulbous paneled shades are suspended from metal tubing around the perimeter; each shade flanked by gilded chain with three brass balls, with swag of similar chain connecting vertical chains. Shades are adaptations.
Credit Line 
Gift of Dr. Egon Neustadt
Object Number 
N84.12
Marks 
etched: on flange of miniature shades: "L. C. T. Favrile"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Plain Square shade

Title
Plain Square shade
Date 
c. 1900-1906
Medium 
Glass, bronze
Dimensions 
Overall: 24 1/2 × 27 1/2 in. (62.2 × 69.9 cm)
Description 
Leaded glass and bronze "plain square" shade; gently curving shade composed of quadrangular pieces of leaded glass, arranged in 12 horizontal and 60 vertical rows; orange glass speckled with darker orange and traces of green and red. Replaced finial.
Credit Line 
Gift of Dr. Egon Neustadt
Object Number 
N84.14
Marks 
stamped: on metal tag inside shade: "TIFFANY STUDIOS/NEW YORK"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Lotus, Pagoda lampshade

Title
Lotus, Pagoda lampshade
Date 
ca. 1900-1906
Medium 
Glass, bronze
Dimensions 
Overall: 25 1/2 × 6 3/8 in. (64.8 × 16.2 cm)
Description 
Leaded glass "lotus, pagoda" lampshade; ridged shade having 24 lead midribs running radially from the top center toward the periphery of the shade; each section set with rows of quadrangular striated green glass.
Credit Line 
Gift of Dr. Egon Neustadt
Object Number 
N84.21
Marks 
stamped on metal tag inside shade: "TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK 1524"
Gallery Label 
Because of its resemblance to a type of Chinese hat, this shade is sometimes referred to as the Mandarin shade. It is also listed in Tiffany Studios' 1906 price list as "Lotus, Pagoda." The model was discontinued by 1910.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

"Spanish" floor lamp

Title
"Spanish" floor lamp
Date 
ca. 1927
Medium 
Bronze, Favrile glass
Dimensions 
Overall: 60 3/4 x 11 3/4 in. ( 154.3 x 29.8 cm )
Description 
Bronze and Favrile glass "Spanish" floor lamp; base has central shaft with three outward-flaring arms each supporting a green Favrile glass shade; between arms is central pierced canister with pointed glass finial and bulbous glass drop.
Credit Line 
Gift of Dr. Egon Neustadt
Object Number 
N84.11
Marks 
etched: in shades: "853V L.C.T. Favrile"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Hanging shade

Title
Hanging shade
Date 
c. 1904-1910
Medium 
Favrile glass, bronze
Dimensions 
Overall: 10 1/2 × 8 1/2 in. (26.7 × 21.6 cm)
Description 
Pear-shaped Favrile glass hanging shade decorated in paperweight technique; light orange transparent background decorated with green leaves and yellow flowers, interconnected by light green stems.
Credit Line 
Gift of Dr. Egon Neustadt
Object Number 
N84.10
Gallery Label 
Tiffany's home at Laurelton Hall had four similar pear shaped globes hanging in the Fountain Court.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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