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"Old English" shade on Water Lily base

Object Number: 
N84.26.1
Date: 
ca. 1910-1913
Medium: 
Glass, bronze
Dimensions: 
Overall (height, diameter): 26 1/2 × 21 1/2 in. (67.3 × 54.6 cm)
Marks: 
stamped on metal tag inside shade: "TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK 1914" stamped on underside of base: "TIFFANY STUDIOS / NEW YORK / 443"
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).
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.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. Egon Neustadt
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group