Tiffany Studios New York "Nasturtium" Chandelier
This octagonal Tiffany "Nasturtium" chandelier is divided by eight vertical brown and tan columns, each extending slightly below the lower border, and two matching horizontal bands that represent a trellis—a decorative device the company also employed in many of Tiffany’s hanging shades. Over this latticework are slender green vines and masses of pompadour pink and butter yellow nasturtium flowers, artistically positioned against a delicate lavender and burnt umber background. With custom made Tiffany style reproduction hanging hardware.
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- Curator's Notes
Item #: L-21213
Artist: Tiffany Studios New York
Country: United States
Dimensions: 27" diameter, 11" height
Materials: Leaded Glass, Bronze
Shade Signed: Tiffany Studios New York
Literature: Similar shade pictured in: Tiffany Louis Comfort Martin P Eidelberg and Colin Cooke. 2005. The Lamps of Louis Comfort Tiffany. 1st ed. New York: Vendome Press. p. 124-125
Nasturtiums were commonly known in Europe as Indian Cress or a translation of “Capucine cress”, in reference to the flower shape, which resembles Capucine monks’ hooded robes. Leaves of both species were eaten in salads; unripe seeds and flower buds were pickled and served as a substitute for capers.