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Dragonfly table lamp

Object Number: 
N84.121.1
Date: 
ca. 1900-1906
Medium: 
Glass, bronze
Dimensions: 
Overall (shade): 10 1/2 in. × 22 in. (26.7 × 55.9 cm)
Marks: 
stamped: on metal tag inside shade: "TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK 1507"
Description: 
Leaded glass and bronze "Dragonfly" table lampshade; 22" diameter shade depicting dragonflies in nine repeats; dragonflies have outspread wings rendered in filigree, with heads dropping below the lower rim of the shade; mottled yellow background glass, yellow-brown wings, various colored bodies, and red, blue and green jewels inset for eyes.
Gallery Label: 
This dragonfly shade, a popular model, was priced at $175 in Tiffany's 1906 price list. Prices ranged from $3 for small candleshades to $400 for large and intricate lamps. Considering that the average hourly wage in 1906 was only 17 1/2 cents, these lamps were an unattainable luxury for many.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. Egon Neustadt
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group