Plain Squares Turtle Back Band lampshade
Overall (height, diameter): 22 × 16 in. (55.9 × 40.6 cm)
stamped: on metal tag inside shade: "TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK 1434"
Curved glass "plain squares, turtle back band" shade, composed of geometric arrangement of mottled green glass with band of 20 green iridescent turtlebacks which circle the shade. Shown with gilt bronze table lamp base with squared stem and circular platform (N84.66.2) and with cap (N84.17.3).
"Turtlebacks" are irregularly shaped tiles of pressed iridescent glass. Jimmy Stewart, a Tiffany Studios glass blower from 1895 to 1928, operated the tile presses, turning out 200 turtlebacks an hour on a good day. This shade, referred to as "16" Plain squares, Turtle Back Band, dome" listed for $50 in 1906.
Gift of Dr. Egon Neustadt
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