Tiffany Studios New York "Poppy" Table Lamp
Featuring a wondrous shade of crimson on red poppies, alongside a special element of brilliant design, this "Wire Mesh Poppy" table lamp by Tiffany Studios New York is exciting, both as a technical marvel and an object of exceptional beauty. The wire mesh, which exudes the delicacy of mosaic, highly textures the lifted glass leaves, creating a wreath-like border along the base of the leaded glass shade. The bold, luscious brightness of the poppies, and their presence in multiple stages of bloom across the mottled blue-green ground, may be both a symbol and a warning of their toxic allure (as they are the base source of opium). The dynamic shade sits upon a "twisted vine" patinated bronze base.
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- Curator's Notes
Artist: Tiffany Studios New York
Dimensions: 20.25" diameter (shade), 25" height (full lamp with base)
Materials: Leaded glass, Bronze
Shade Signed: "Tiffany Studios New York 1531-3"
Base Signed: "Tiffany Studios New York 443"
Literature: Similar shade pictured in The Lamps of Tiffany, by Dr. Egon Neustadt, New York: The Fairfield Press, 1970, pp. 108-109; and in Tiffany Lamps and Metalware: An illustrated reference to over 2000 models, by Alastair Duncan, Woodbridge: Suffolk: Antique Collectors' Club, 1988, p. 162, plate 667; Similar base pictured in Tiffany Lamps and Metalware: An illustrated reference to over 2000 models, by Alastair Duncan, Woodbridge: Suffolk: Antique Collectors' Club, 1988, p. 98, plate 392