Magnolia floor lamp
Overall (height, diameter): 78 × 28 in. (198.1 × 71.1 cm)
stamped: on metal tag inside shade: "TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK 1509"
Leaded glass and bronze "Magnolia" lampshade; 28" diameter globe-shaped shade depicting magnolia blossoms in three repeats; border row of rectangles in rippled blue-green; blossoms light green with darker green and brown mottling; flowers in full bloom rendered in brownish-white drapery glass; background ranges from light mauve to deep purple, rendered in undulating glass; branches delineated in dark, striated brown. Shown with standard bronze floor lamp base (N84.108.2) and cap (N84.108.3).
Now sought after by collectors, Tiffany's magnolia shades are distinguished by the use of a ridged, highly textured glass called "drapery glass," which Tiffany usually restricted to his windows. The drapery glass conveys the fleshy texture of magnolia blossoms and gives the shade a rich surface quality.
Pepall, Rosalind M., ed. Tiffany Glass: A Passion for Colour. N.p: n.p., n.d. Gray, Nina. "The work of Tiffany Studios." The Magazine Antiques 167 (2005): 194-201.
Gift of Dr. Egon Neustadt. Conservation made possible with support from Lillian Nassau LLC.
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