Black-Eyed Susan table lamp

Object Number: 
ca. 1900-1906
Glass, bronze
Overall (height, diameter): 17 × 16 in. (43.2 × 40.6 cm)
stamped: on metal tag inside shade: \"TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK\"

Leaded glass and bronze "Black-eyed Susan" table lampshade; 16" domed shade with geometric background composed of rectangles of glass shaded from yellow at the top to green at the bottom; black-eyed susan flowers with yellow petals, red centers, and green leaves. Spun bronze oil base with three arms and chasing (missing foot). Shown on "Spun oval" base (N84.80.2), with cap (N84.84.3).

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The base of this lamp originally accommodated an oil reservoir to provide fuel for lighting. Even after Tiffany Studios electrified most of their lamp models, urn-shaped bases still persisted.

Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. Egon Neustadt; Adopt-a-Lamp sponsors: Susan and Ira Millstein
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group