Wisteria table lamp
Overall (height, diameter): 29 × 18 in. (73.7 × 45.7 cm)
stamped: on metal tag inside shade: "TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK" stamped: on underside of base: "TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK 6902"
Leaded glass and bronze "Wisteria" table lampshade; 18" diameter shade with crown of bronze branches and irregular lower border, depicting multiple stages of wisteria blossoms in five repeats; flower clusters range from pale white to light blue to deep blue; yellowish-green foliage, and background of milky-white transparent glass. Shown with bronze tree base (N84.132.2).
The Wisteria lamp was one of Tiffany Studios' most popular models. These two lamps (see also N84.130) show dramatically different interpretations. One shade has a refined selection of purple and pale blue flowers (N84.130) while this lamp displays bold contrasts of blue and white clusters. When the demand for this shade exceeded the work capacity of the Tiffany Girls, Clara Driscoll was forced to turn over some orders to the Men's Department at the Corona factory. She made color studies to aid the men in selecting the glass. See also N84.127 for more information about the Wisteria lamp.
Gift of Dr. Egon Neustadt
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