Tiffany Studios New York "Magnolia" Floor Lamp
This Tiffany Studios New York "Magnolia" patinated bronze and leaded glass floor lamp features a shade that is comprised of variously, diverse-shaped blossoms in an interwoven display of colors that blend from white and yellow to cream and pink with brown stems, all on a mottled glass ground ranging in color from light blue at the top to a medium-to-dark blue at the lower portion. The bottom of the shade is finished with a single border in a medium-to-dark cream and brown color that is in harmony with the rest of the composition. This multicolored shade rests atop a bronze senior floor base with a rich brown, red-brown, and green patina.
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- Curator's Notes
Artist: Tiffany Studios New York
Dimensions: 75" height, 28" diameter
Materials: Leaded glass, Patinated bronze
Shade Signed: "Tiffany Studios NY 1599"
Base Signed: "Tiffany Studios New York"
Provenance: Research indicated that Louis Comfort Tiffany apparently sold this "Magnolia" floor lamp to William Madison Wood of Andover, MA, who had also bought other pieces from the firm; Wood was one of the founders of the American Woolen Company
Literature: Exact lamp pictured in Masterworks of Louis Comfort Tiffany, Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Museum, plate 37, 1991; Various examples of the magnolia lamp pictured in The Lamps of Tiffany, New York, by Dr. Egon Neustadt, 1970, p. 36; Shade model pictured in Tiffany at Auction, New York, 1981, by Alastair Duncan, pp. 72 and 104; Floor lamp also pictured in The Lamps of Tiffany Studios, by William Feldstein, Jr. and Alastair Duncan, New York, 1983, p. 100; Floor lamp also pictured in The Lamps of Louis Comfort Tiffany, by Martin Eidelberg, Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen, Nancy A. McClelland and Lars Rachen New York, 2005, pp. 92-95
Exhibition History: Exact lamp displayed in "Masterworks of Louis Comfort Tiffany" at the Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Museum, from January 12, 1991 to March 17, 1991, and subsequently to museums in Kobe, Nagoya, and Toyama