Tiffany Studios New York Pair of "Oriental Poppy" Table Lamps
This exquisite pair of Tiffany Studios New York "Oriental Poppy" table lamps, features three narrow bands in kelly green glass can barely contain the vibrant field of bright poppy flowers in this "Oriental Poppy" lamp by Tiffany Studios New York. Unusually, this composition features not just petal and pistil, but leaves, stems and even soil, creating a full picture of a garden in bloom, captured from an equally unusual angle. The poppy flowers appear larger than life, their petals splayed in every direction and their coloration ranging from ruby red to blush pink, while the shoots and leaves that occupy the lower tiers of the shade are more uniform in shape and color. The shade sits atop a patinated bronze "Chased Pod" base.
- Product Details
- Curator's Notes
Item #: L-20995
Artist: Tiffany Studios New York
Country: United States
Size: 18.25" diameter, 25.5" height
Materials: Leaded Glass, Patinated Bronze
Shade signed: Tiffany Studios New York 1598
Base signed: Tiffany Studios New York 363
Literature: A similar shade as a lamp is pictured in Tiffany Lamps and Metalware: An illustrated reference to over 2000 models by Alastair Duncan, Woodbridge: Suffolk: Antique Collectors' Club, 1988; Shade: p. 179, plate 710; A similar shade is also pictured in The Lamps of Tiffany Studios by William Feldstein, Jr. and Alastair Duncan, New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1983, p. 41; An identical base with arms is pictured in Tiffany Lamps and Metalware: An illustrated reference to over 2000 models by Alastair Duncan, Woodbridge: Suffolk: Antique Collectors' Club, 1988, p. 74, plate 287
The perspective from which we encounter the poppies in this abundant composition is unusual and very special in Tiffany's oeuvre. Although so many of his most beloved works depict flowers, very few included such a full encapsulation of the planted form (including the soil!) Although the poppies may be more literally and visually grounded than in other Tiffany works, they maintain a fantastical sensibility thanks to the oversized scale of the blooms.