Tiffany Studios New York "Twelve Light Lily" Table Lamp
This exquisite Tiffany Studios New York "Twelve-light lily" lamp marks the combination of two of Tiffany's favorite floral motifs, the pond lily, and the morning glory. These shades take the form of morning glories. Inspired by Japanese woodblock prints, Tiffany made many watercolor paintings or morning glories, entranced by their polychromatic brilliance and trumpet-like shape.
Tiffany took this model to the Paris and Turin World's Fairs around the turn of the century, where the American lamp made waves in the French Art Nouveau movement. It is outfitted with shades of particular delicacy and iridescence that would have accommodated the faint light from the then newly-invented light bulbs.
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Item #: L-20582
Artist: Tiffany Studios New York
Country: United States
Dimensions: 14" diameter x 21" high.
Materials: Favrile Glass, Gilt Bronze
Shades Signed: Five shades signed "L.C.T. Favrile"
Base Signed: "Tiffany Studios New York 382"
Literature: A similar lamp is pictured in: Tiffany Lamps and Metalware: An illustrated reference to over 2000 models, by Alastair Duncan, Woodbridge: Suffolk: Antique Collectors' Club, 1988, p. 80, plate 311.