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Student lamp

Object Number: 
N84.9.1ab
Date: 
ca. 1900-1910
Medium: 
Bronze, Favrile glass
Dimensions: 
Overall (height, width, depth): 29 × 28 × 10 1/4 in. (73.7 × 71.1 × 26 cm)
Marks: 
etched inside shades: "L.C.T." burners stamped: "Manhattan Brass Co. Pat'd May 23 '78"
Description: 
Two green, domed Favrile glass student lampshades; supported on double-arm bronze base, on either side of a central bronze kerosene font with twisted wire decoration (N84.9.2).
Gallery Label: 
Tiffany Studios produced an extensive line of student lamps, which provided efficient and convenient lighting for desk surfaces. The lights, fueled by kerosene in the central canister, can be adjusted to the appropriate height by sliding the arms along the frame. Tiffany Studios' 1906 price list includes thirty models of single and double arm student lamps at prices ranging from $10 to $150.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. Egon Neustadt
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group