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Tiffany Studios New York "Autumn Leaves Ball" Table Lamp


In this mesmerizing Tiffany Studios New York "Autumn Leaves Ball" Floor Lamp, foliage tumbles from interlocking vines. The hue of the leaves gently shifts from emerald to coral to fiery ruby, with some deep mottled burgundy leaves appearing on the cusp of falling. The ground of the glass is made of green, brown, and light olive glass, composed of hand-blown shards pressed on the surface of the molten glass. Tiffany made use of such textured glass to represent leaves seen from a distance.
The leaves on the lamp are of a Japanese creeper, widely grown as a climbing ornamental plant to cover the façades of masonry buildings. Britain's first consul to Japan brought the Japanese creeper (tsuta) from the side of Mount Fuji in 1860. As the Japanese creeper spread amongst the campuses of Ivy League colleges, the Japanese creeper came to be known as the Boston Ivy.

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Item #: L-20679
Artist: Tiffany Studios New York
Country: United States
Circa: 1905
Dimensions: 75” height, 10.5” diameter
Materials:  favrile glass, bronze
Shade Signed: Tiffany Studios New York 
Base Signed: Tiffany Studios New York 1651
Literature: Shade pictured in William Feldstein, Jr. and Alastair Duncan, The Lamps of Tiffany Studios, New York, 1983, p. 59, Base pictured in Alastair Duncan, Tiffany Lamps and Metalware, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 2019, pp. 104, no. 408 and 186, no. 743 (for the shade); pp. 399, no. 1643 and 402, no. 1654 

The lamp’s form was inspired by the Holophane glass globe, widely used as street lighting at the turn of the century. Together with the Japanese creeper, the lamp evokes visions of misty streets under ivy-covered facades.