"Old English" shade on Water Lily base
Overall (height, diameter): 26 1/2 × 21 1/2 in. (67.3 × 54.6 cm)
stamped on metal tag inside shade: "TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK 1914" stamped on underside of base: "TIFFANY STUDIOS / NEW YORK / 443"
Leaded glass and bronze "Old English" table lampshade; paneled shade with 8 panels having rows of pale gold (orange when lit) quadrangular glass pieces; 4 panels have central heraldic emblem with red, green, and blue glass surrounded by green laurel wreath; 2" apron with pattern of broken circles. Shown on Water Lily base (N84.26.2), with cap (N84.26.3).
The "Old English" lamp was introduced in Tiffany Studios' 1913 price list. The shade retailed for $100, and a companion base (model 557) was available for $65. Dr. Egon Neustadt called this the "Harvard" table lamp since it was supposedly made for the library of Harvard University, but there is no evidence supporting his claim.
Gift of Dr. Egon Neustadt
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