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"Nasturtium" Tiffany Floor Lamp

A Tiffany Studios New York "Nasturtium" glass and bronze table lamp. The shade, depicting red, orange and pink blossoms on a variegated translucent green ground, sits atop a Tiffany Studios New York patinated bronze "Junior Onion Decorated" floor lamp base. A similar shade is pictured in: The Lamps of Tiffany, by Dr. Egon Neustadt, New York: The Fairfield Press, 1970, p. 155, plate 218. A similar base is pictured in: Tiffany Lamps and Metalware: An illustrated reference to over 2000 models, by Alastair Duncan, Woodbridge: Suffolk: Antique Collectors' Club, 1988, p. 206, plate 801.

Artist: Tiffany
Circa: 1910
Dimensions: 22'' diameter x 64'' high
Shade Signed: Tiffany Studios New York
Base Signed: Tiffany Studios New York
Item #:  L-17878
Price:  Price on Request. Call (212) 644-6400

"Peony" Border Tiffany Floor Lamp

Tiffany Studios border "Peony" floor lamp with peony blossoms ranging in color from pink to pink/red to pink/purple, surrounded by leaves in various shades of green. The background culminates at the top of the shade with rows of multihued red/blue/cyan glass. The shade is further accented by two rectangular bottom border rows. The upper one is of mottled amber/green glass, and the bottom one is of rippled green glass. The shade sits atop a patinated bronze decorated senior floor base. A similar shade is pictured in: The Lamps of Tiffany, by Dr. Egon Neustadt, New York: The Fairfield Press, 1970, p. 29, cat. no. 111; and in: Tiffany Lamps and Metalware: An illustrated reference to over 2000 models, by Alastair Duncan, Woodbridge: Suffolk: Antique Collectors' Club, 1988, p. 204, plate 786. A similar base is pictured in: Tiffany Lamps and Metalware: An illustrated reference to over 2000 models, by Alastair Duncan, Woodbridge: Suffolk: Antique Collectors' Club, 1988, p. 200, plate 777.

Artist: Tiffany
Circa: 1910
Dimensions: 24-1/2'' diameter x 78-1/2'' high
Shade Signed: Tiffany Studios New York
Base Signed: Tiffany Studios New York 376
Item #:  L-18499
Price:  Price on Request. Call (212) 644-6400

Tiffany Studios New York Favrile Glass and Bronze "Harp" Floor Lamp

A Tiffany Studios New York "Harp" floor lamp with patinated bronze base and green blown-glass "Damascene" shade. This "Damascene" floor lamp is of a lead composition with a transparent green, "dychroide" glass and iridized glass combed decoration. Of particular note is the complexity of the iridization on the lamp that uses two distinct metallic oxides applied in two different techniques. Initially, a shell of transparent green glass was blown onto a core of opaque white glass core, forming the lamp's white interior and thin transparent green exterior. Subsequently, "Dychroide" glass was carefully trailed twenty-nine times around the form. This particular variety of "Dychroide" glass, an innovation by Arthur J. Nash, production manager at the Tiffany Furnaces, has the unique quality of appearing green in reflected light and amber in transmitted light. This innovation gives a dynamic quality to Tiffany's lamps that proved to be a true unification of form and function. When lit, the amber of the "Dychroide" glass causes the green to perceptually vibrate, further amplifying the effect of radiation in the lamp. The network of threads was subsequently marvered into the glass and evenly iridized with gold metallic oxides in the top half of the lamp and platinum metallic oxides in the bottom half of the lamp. Gold metal oxides that transition into strokes of platinum metallic oxides were then painted obliquely around the form. The piece was then blown and tooled into a dome shape. Evidence that the glass was first iridized then blown can be found in the subtle craquelure of the iridescence towards the base of the lamp. The double iridization creates a high luster and an added depth to the piece. A comb with twenty-nine teeth (equivalent to the number of "Dychroide" glass trails) was evenly raked through the semi-molten glass. The combing was purposefully offset from the trails so that they could still be seen in the final wave pattern. The green trails without "Dychroide" threads transmit the most light, creating a vivid amber starburst pattern when lit. The lamp shade is surmounted by a cast bronze aperture ring with three ball screws, liliform heat cap, terminating in a ball-shaped finial. The ventilation holes in the heat cap are subtly concealed by the five petals of the flower. The heat cap holds a light bulb and pull chain that terminates in an acorn pendant. The heat cap is supported on both sides by a harp with two component parts, a double ogee shoulder, and a single ogee base. The two parts of the harp are held together with a pin that allow the user to change the position of the light if they so wish. This mechanism is fitted with rosette motif side knobs that beautifully complement the liliform socket holder. The base of the harp splays into petals, connecting to the globular molding of a five-foot stem which swells, tapers, reswells, straightens, then reswells at the base. The stem is supported by five dartform feet. The cast bronze stem, harp, and base all have acid etched finishes giving them a red-speckled green patina. A similar base and shade are pictured separately in: Tiffany Lamps and Metalware: An illustrated reference to over 2000 models, by Alastair Duncan, Woodbridge: Suffolk: Antique Collectors' Club, 1988. Shade: p. 211, plate 827; base: p. 210, plate 821.

Artist: Tiffany Studios
Circa: 1900
Dimensions: Lamp: 15'' diameter x 58'' high; Shade 12"
Shade Signed: "L.C.T."
Base Signed: "Tiffany Studios New York 423 H"
Item #:  L-18654
Price:  Price on Request. Call (212) 644-6400
Tiffany Studios New York Favrile Glass and Bronze

Tiffany "Maple Leaf" Floor Lamp

A Tiffany Studios New York "Maple Leaf" leaded glass and bronze Floor Lamp. The shade sits atop a Tiffany Studios New York patinated bronze "Decorated Junior" floor lamp base with Onion Bulb design. The Glass Selector at Tiffany Studios chose "mottled" glass in hues of green, blue and orange to depict the leaves of a Sugar Maple tree in dappled sunlight. The shade has a powder blue background meant to evoke the sky. Maples must be about 30 years old before they start seeding, so Tiffany chose to represent a mature tree in autumn, with three rows of green and orange samaras dropping through the sky to the ground, ensuring the species' survival to the next generation. This rare and unusual "Maple Leaf" design was one of the last created at the Tiffany Studios, debuting in the 1915 Price Catalog. A similar shade and base are pictured separately in: Tiffany Lamps and Metalware: An illustrated reference to over 2000 models, by Alastair Duncan, Woodbridge: Suffolk: Antique Collectors' Club, 1988. Shade: p. 196, plates 768-769. Base: p. 206, plates 801-802.

Artist: Tiffany
Circa: 1915
Dimensions: 22'' diameter x 64'' high
Shade Signed: Tiffany Studios New York 1999
Base Signed: Tiffany Studios New York 379
Item #:  L-19207
Price:  Price on Request. Call (212) 644-6400
Tiffany

French Art Deco "La Tentation" Floor Lamp

A French Art Deco serpent lamp by Edgar Brandt and Daum titled "La Tentation". The lamp features a bronze cobra with a rich golden brown color. The snake is almost completely vertically extended, standing on the lid of a woven basket. Its head supports a mottled sunset-toned glass shade. The snake is made particularly lifelike with low-relief scales, and a realistic, hissing head. It appears as if the serpent would strike if not for the fact that it is made of bronze. Circa 1920-26. A similar lamp is pictured in: Edgar Brandt: Master of Art Deco Ironwork, by Joan Kahr, New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1999, p. 156, plate 166. Shade signed: "Daum Nancy" with the Cross of Lorraine. Base stamped: "EBrandt". Dimensions: 18-3/4" diameter x 65" high.

Artist: Edgar Brandt
Signed: Stamped with the seal struck hollow, "EBrandt" and "Daum Nancy
Circa: 1920-1926
Dimensions: 65'' high x 18-3/4'' wide
Item #:  EL-18038
Price:  Price on Request. Call (212) 644-6400
French Art Deco
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