Fruit table lamp
Glass, bronze, ceramic
Overall (height, diameter): 31 × 24 in. (78.7 × 61 cm)
stamped on 3 metal tags inside shade: "TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK 1519" etched on underside of base: "L.C. TIFFANY FAVRILE BRONZE POTTERY"
Leaded glass and bronze "Fruit" table lampshade; 24" diameter globe-shaped shade depicting the seasonal transition of ripening fruit along the circumference; early-spring segment shows immature fruits and leaves, including colorless grapes, green apples and yellow-green oranges; other side of shade depicts height of growing season, with red and purple grapes, mottled red apples, and spotted orange oranges; blue background dappled with purple; geometric rows at bottom and at aperture. Shown with gourd-shaped ceramic base finished in copper with long-stemmed flowers and foliage in low relief (N84.104.2) and cap (N84.104.3).
Tiffany's fascination with nature prompted the design of several shades showing the maturation of flowers or fruit. This shade depicts the gradual ripening of fruits from early spring through late summer. Bronze pottery base, c. 1908.
Gray, Nina. "The work of Tiffany Studios." The Magazine Antiques 167 (2005): 194-201.
Gift of Dr. Egon Neustadt
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