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Tiffany Studios New York "Wire Mesh Poppy" Lamp

Captured against a smoldering amber and ocher ground of mottled glass, the titular poppies in the shade of this Tiffany Studios New York "Poppy" lamp dance in harmony with a lower border of stylized leaves. The poppies are depicted in various stages of bloom, some wilting in the final stages of their brilliant lives, others reaching upward in the first stages of unfurling, and others still displaying their magnificent centers, executed in intricate wire mesh. The bottom border provides a lush counter point to the elegantly sparse arrangement of floriforms on the upper portion of the shade, the richly colored and gently striated overlapping leaves adding great depth to the composition. The shade sits on a "Twisted Vine" base.

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Item #: L-20358
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"
Base Signed: "Tiffany Studios New York 443"
Literature: Similar shade pictured in The Lamps of Tiffany, by Dr. Egon Neustadt, New York: The Fairfield Press, 1970, pp. 108-109; and in Tiffany Lamps and Metalware: An illustrated reference to over 2000 models, by Alastair Duncan, Woodbridge: Suffolk: Antique Collectors' Club, 1988, p. 162, plate 667; Similar base pictured in Tiffany Lamps and Metalware: An illustrated reference to over 2000 models, by Alastair Duncan, Woodbridge: Suffolk: Antique Collectors' Club, 1988, p. 98, plate 392

A symbol of remembrance and the afterlife, the poppy is shown here in every stage of life, a poetic visual reminder reminder to celebrate both beginnings and ends.
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