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Tiffany Studios New York "Counterbalance Damascene" Desk Lamp

$55,000

This charming Tiffany Studios New York Favrile glass desk lamp, featuring a bright green "Damascene" shade on a patinated bronze "Counter-Balance" base decorated with turtle back glass. The counter balance weight is perhaps one of Louis Comfort Tiffany's most charming and exciting designs, as a beautiful feature of visually rich and heavy turtleback tiles are keeping the lovely light green and feather-light-looking "Damascene" shade elevated.

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Artist: Tiffany Studios New York
Circa: 1900
Dimensions: 17" height, 8" diameter shade, 17" depth (at widest point)
Materials: Favrile glass, Bronze
Shade Signed: “L.C.Tiffany - Favrile”
Base Signed: “Tiffany Studios New York 12902”
Literature: Similar shade and base pictured separately in Tiffany Lamps and Metalware: An illustrated reference to over 2000 models, by Alastair Duncan, Woodbridge, Suffolk: Antique Collectors' Club, 1988. Shade: p. 87, plate 342; base: p. 87, plate 341

Louis Comfort Tiffany revisited the idea of "Counter-Balances" often, and made many varying designs with such structural parameters. This particular lamp is somewhat unique in its inclusion of two separate, but equally as desirable, types of glass, as well as the exceptional patterning on the bronze base. Altogether, these features make this lamp a combination of three unique Tiffany Studios innovations, beautifully tied together into one.
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