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Tiffany Studios New York "Mandarin" Table Lamp

This Tiffany Studios New York "Mandarin" table lamp, considered among the most architecturally complex of the firm's designs, features an ombre leaded glass shade that graduates subtly in hue from the most vibrant green to an almost milky white, and sits on a patinated bronze base specifically designed to accompany it. The lamp is notable for its Eastern influence, as the shape of the shade designed to mimic that of a Japanese parasol as well as a lotus leaf, and for its early hybridization of the two tranches of Tiffany Studios New York designs; the geometric and the floral.

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  • Curator's Notes

Artist: Tiffany Studios New York
Circa: 1905
Dimensions: 26" diameter, 23.5" height (full lamp with base)
Materials: Leaded glass, Bronze
Shade Signed: "Tiffany Studios New York 152-7"
Base Signed: "Tiffany Studios New York" with "Tiffany Glass & Decorating Co. Monogram 28622"
Exhibition History: Duplicates of this style of lamp are featured in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (acquired 2011), MOMA (acquired 1976), Cornell University (acquired 1987), and the Minneapolis Institute of Art (acquired 1998)
Literature: Similar lamp pictured in The "Lost" Treasures of Louis Comfort Tiffany, by Hugh F. McKean, figure 197, p. 200

A similar lamp was used to decorate the living room at Falling Water, the famous Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home in rural Pennsylvania. Its seamless incorporation into a home as modern as Wright's is a testament to the timelessness of Tiffany Studios New York's works.
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