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Tiffany Studios New York "Moorish" Chandelier in Green Mottled Glass


Suspended by an original straight rod and three decorative chains with "ball" links, the body of this enchanting "Moorish" chandelier by Tiffany Studios New York brings to mind the great decorative receptacles of incense, of frankincense and myrrh, that belong to a bygone age. The rounded shade is made of rich, green, rectangular panels of mottled glass and decorated with raised, fin-like panels of pierced open-work in an intricate, Arabesque design. The open-work segments taper as they wrap around the curvilinear silhouette of the shade, curling upward into raised swirling motifs as they rise above the apex of the green glass orb and terminating, at its bottom, into a pointed cap with striated openwork.

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Item #: L-20230
Artist: Tiffany Studios New York 
Circa: 1900
Country: United States 
Dimensions: 37" Height, 7" Diameter
Materials: Patinated Bronze, Glass
Literature: A similar chandelier is pictured in: Alastair Duncan, Tiffany Lamps and Metalware: An illustrated reference to over 2000 models, Woodbridge, Suffolk: Antique Collectors’ Club Ltd., 2007, p. 302, cat. 1204 and p. 316, cat. 1265

Louis Comfort Tiffany was inspired by the publication in 1869 of Mark Twain's Innocents Abroad to travel to Southern Spain and Northern Africa. Tiffany fell in love with the region, and would later incorporate many of the visual motifs he found there not only in his most notable designs for Tiffany Studios, but also in the pieces for his home.