Gentian table lamp
Overall (height, diameter): 23 × 18 in. (58.4 × 45.7 cm)
stamped: on metal tag inside shade: "TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK"
Leaded glass and bronze "Gentian Blossom" table lampshade; domed shade with cylindrical top and flaring lower rim; shade has background of white fractured glass, and main design of 16 blue and green floral stalks each enclosed in a Gothic arch; flaring apron has row of uncut green gems. Shown on "Indian Hookah" bronze base with floral stalks and Gothic arches of shade on circular platform and tapering octagonal stem (N84.29.2).
This shade is made almost entirely of fractured or confetti glass, a Tiffany Studios innovation. The glass was created by blowing very thin glass and breaking it into pieces. The pieces were then laid on the glass table and molten glass poured over them. The shade appears on Tiffany Studios' 1906 price list as "Gentian Blossom, convential [sic] jeweled, flat."
Gift of Dr. Egon Neustadt
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