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Tiffany Studios New York "Swirling Leaf Geometric" Chandelier

$60,000

This Tiffany Studios New York "Swirling Leaf Geometric" leaded glass and patinated bronze chandelier, consists of a dynamic shade with Louis Comfort Tiffany's famed geometric brick design in an ombre of bright crimson reds to mottled light yellow hues. Interrupted at it's girdle by an intriguing band of vined leaf motifs in bright yellow, the addition of splashes of green dappled behind them bring them to life. The swirling leaf patterning dynamically mimics the shape and implied movement of a pinwheel, paired with a patinated bronze ball fringe that provides more movement at the base of the shade, suggesting that the vegetation is about to spin about the lamp as it disperses beautiful light.

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Artist: Tiffany Studios New York
Circa: 1905
Dimensions: 22" diameter (shade), 41.75" drop length (with chain, full length)
Materials: Leaded glass, Bronze
Shade Signed: "Tiffany Studios New York"

Provenance: Macklowe Gallery, New York; Warshawsky Corporate Collection, Chicago; Sotheby's New York, Lamps from the Warshawsky Corporate Collection, June 5, 1996, lot 176
Literature: Chandelier pictured in The Lamps of Tiffany, by Dr. Egon Neustadt, New York, 1970, p. 85; Chandelier pictured in Louis C. Tiffany: The Collected Works of Robert Koch, by Robert Koch, Atglen, PA, 2001, p. 247; Chandelier pictured in Tiffany Lamps and Metalware, by Alistair Duncan, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 2007, p. 260, no. 978 and 300, no. 1195

It is always of great interest to Tiffany Studios New York lovers and collectors when the designers incorporate floral or vegetal elements into a composition. It is doubly of interest when, as we see here, those vegetal elements have been imbued with geometric sensibilities of their own, so as to round out the composition.
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