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Tiffany Studios New York "Wire Mesh Poppy" Table Lamp

Featuring a wondrous shade of crimson on red poppies, alongside a special element of brilliant design, this "Wire Mesh Poppy" table lamp by Tiffany Studios New York is exciting, both as a technical marvel and an object of exceptional beauty. The wire mesh, which exudes the delicacy of mosaic, highly texturizes the lifted glass leaves, creating a wreath-like border along the base of the leaded glass shade. The bold, luscious brightness of the poppies, and their presence in multiple stages of bloom across the mottled yellow ground, may be both a symbol and a warning of their toxic allure (as they are the base source of opium). The dynamic shade sits upon a "twisted vine" patinated bronze base.


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Item #: YL-20282
Artist: Tiffany Studios New York
Country: United States
Circa: 1900
Dimensions: 20.25" diameter (shade), 25" height (full lamp with base)
Materials: Leaded glass, Bronze
Shade Signed: Tiffany Studios New York 1531-2 ; A dash (-) number designates a special order shade — this indicates that in most cases it is one comprised of special glass and usually very desirable.
Base Signed: Tiffany Studios New York 443
Literature: A similar shade is pictured in Tiffany Lamps and Metalware: An illustrated reference to over 2000 models by Alastair Duncan, Woodbridge: Suffolk: Antique Collectors’ Club, 1988, shade p. 162, plate 667; base p. 94 plate 373

The wire mesh featured in this stunning poppy lamp was the brainchild of famed Tiffany Studios New York designer Clara Driscoll, who originally came up with the inventive design element for the wings on a dragonfly lamp.