Dragonfly table lamp
Overall (height, diameter): 31 1/2 × 22 1/4 in. (80 × 56.5 cm)
stamped: on metal tag inside shade: "TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK 1507"
Leaded glass and bronze "Orange Dragonfly" table lampshade; 22" diameter shade depicting dragonflies with outspread filigree wings and heads projecting below lower border of shade; design repeated nine times; upper portion of shade orange, becoming yellow and then green towards lower border; dragonfly wings orange, bodies dark orange, and eyes jeweled blue; other jewels are yellow, brown, and white. Shown on Bird Skeleton base (N84.120.2), with cap (N84.112.3).
This dragonfly shade, a popular model, was priced at $175 in Tiffany's 1906 price list. Prices ranged from $3 for small candleshades to $400 for large and intricate lamps. Considering that the average hourly wage in 1906 was only 17 1/2 cents, these lamps were an unattainable luxury for many.
Gift of Dr. Egon Neustadt
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