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Tiffany Studios New York "Pansy" Table Lamp

A charming example of the multifaceted capabilities of Louis Comfort Tiffany's team of designers, the leaded glass shade and bronze base of this "Pansy" table lamp from Tiffany Studios New York offers an enchanting marriage of kelly green glass and multihued flowers. The band of pansy blooms with blood orange, oriental yellow, periwinkle, lapis, and violet petals with olive green stems and viridian leaves. The flowers are architecturally framed by geometric bands of glass that graduate from white to kelly green glass. The shade sits atop a patinated and gilt bronze wave base.

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Item #: L-20934
Artist: Tiffany Studios New York
Country: United States
Circa: 1900
Dimensions: 16" diameter, 23.75" height
Materials: Leaded Glass, Patinated Bronze
Shade Signed: “Tiffany Studios New York 1448”
Base Signed: “Tiffany Studios New York 478”
Literature: A similar shade is pictured in: The Lamps of Tiffany, by Dr. Egon Neustadt, New York: The Fairfield Press, 1970, p. 86, plate 122. A similar base is pictured separately in: Tiffany Lamps and Metalware: An illustrated reference to over 2000 models, by Alastair Duncan, Woodbridge: Suffolk: Antique Collectors’ Club, 1988. base: p. 82, plate 316.

The pansy flower represents the thoughts of lovers, shared before a word is spoken. Named for the French word for “thought” (pensée), the pansy was said to be a charmed flower, possessing telepathic magic. Attending the plucked bloom, you could hear your lover's thoughts.