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Tiffany Studios New York "Border Dogwood" Table Lamp


Regular square panels of green mottled glass dominate the shade, interrupted by a joyful border of bright white, pastel pink and peachy orange dogwood blooms framed by multihued green leaves. A masterful trick of perspective suggests that the dogwood border has been superimposed over the brick-like field of green glass, with the life-sized blooms seemingly contending for space to unfurl within the limited confines of the border. The shade sits atop a patinated bronze Stick base. 

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Item #: L-20337
Artist: Tiffany Studios New York
Country: United States
Circa: 1905
Dimensions: 20.5" diameter, 30" height 
Materials: Leaded glass, Bronze
Shade Signed: “Tiffany Studios New York”
Base Signed: “Tiffany Studios New York 531”
Provenance: From a Tigard, OR collection.
Literature: Pictured in Alistair Duncan's - Tiffany Lamps and Metalware, p. 146, fig. 610. Base is pictured in: Tiffany Lamps and Metalware: An illustrated reference to over 2,000 models, by Alastair Duncan, Woodbridge, Suffolk: Antique Collectors' Club, 2007, p. 161, plate 664

The Dogwood was a well recorded favorite of Tiffany, who believed that the white flowers "reliably brighten things." The symbolic tradition of these bright, white flowers is quite rich; in Victorian times Dogwood flowers were given to young women by doting young men as a symbol of his affection. If the dogwood flower was kept it was a widely understood sign of mutual interest, however, if it was returned, it was the surest symbol of unrequited love.