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Gourd table lamp

Object Number: 
N84.102.1
Date: 
ca. 1900-1906
Medium: 
Glass, bronze
Dimensions: 
Overall (height, diameter): 34 1/2 × 24 1/2 in. (87.6 × 62.2 cm)
Marks: 
stamped on metal tag inside shade: "TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK 1522-1"
Description: 
Leaded glass and bronze "Gourd" table lampshade; 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. Shown with adjustable bronze "Root" base (N84.102.2) and cap (N84.105.3).
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.
Bibliography: 
Gray, Nina. "The work of Tiffany Studios." The Magazine Antiques 167 (2005): 194-201.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. Egon Neustadt
Provenance: 
Lillian Nassau
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group