Tiffany Studios New York "Oriental Poppy" Leaded Glass and Gilt Bronze Floor Lamp
This Tiffany Studios New York "Oriental Poppy" leaded glass and gilt bronze floor lamp was created circa 1913. Surmounted by a gilt bronze cap with hogtail finial and geometric piercing, the upper registers of the shade depict a profusion of yellow, amber and gold poppies with intense blue centers and hints of green pollen, set against a sky shading from blue to violet, above a foundation of green and brown foliage, achieving intense color effects through the extensive use of variegated mottled glass. The shade is raised on three lion’s paw arms atop a slender gilt bronze pillar and smooth platform base. In the complex chromatic and pictorial composition of this shade, where the exuberant poppies spill over concentric rings of tiled bands, Louis Tiffany and his collaborators portrayed the natural world overcoming the limitations of order and symmetry.
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Item #: L-20377
Artist: Tiffany Studios New York
Country: United States
Size: 26.25” diameter, 70.00” height
Materials: Leaded Glass, Gilt Bronze
Shade signed: ''Tiffany Studios 24045 New York''
Base signed: ''Tiffany Studios New York 377''
Literature: A similar shade and base are each pictured separately in Dr. Egon Neustadt, The Lamps of Tiffany, New York, 1970, p. 160 (for the shade). Further, see Alastair Duncan, Tiffany Lamps and Metalware, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 2019, pp. 227, no. 884 (for the shade) and 229, nos. 893-895 (for the base)