"Elizabethan" shade on library base
Overall (height, diameter): 25 × 23 in. (63.5 × 58.4 cm)
stamped on metal tag inside shade: "TIFFANY STUDIOS N.Y. 1954" stamped on underside of base: "TIFFANY STUDIOS / NEW YORK / 498"
Leaded glass and bronze cone-shaped "Elizabethan" shade made up of eight panels; background of purplish-blue composed of double layer of glass, with arabesque decoration in yellow glass; studded with purple jewels. Shown with bronze four-legged claw feet library base (N84.31.2) and cap (N84.29.3).
Intricate twisting shapes, double layers of glass, and inset jewels make this shade a particularly good example of Tiffany Studios' high standards of workmanship.
Gift of Dr. Egon Neustadt
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