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Tiffany Studios New York "Spider" Table Lamp

This Tiffany Studios New York glass and bronze “Spider” table lamp features a mottled golden glass shade of undulating yellow-green hues, atop a patinated bronze “Inverted Mushroom” base. With Gothic, arachnid-type raised veins spreading from the clawed top of the lamp, the starkly geometric and roughly monochromatic lamp is far from simplistic, as a broadly scalloped border adds to the sense that elements of this amazing lamp are alive.

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Item #: L-20053
Artist: Tiffany Studios New York
Country: United States
Circa: 1900
Dimensions: 15.75" diameter, 21" height
Materials: Glass, Bronze
Signed: “Tiffany Studios New York 337-14”
Literature: Similar lamp pictured in The Lamps of Tiffany, by Dr. Egon Neustadt, New York: The Fairfield Press, 1970, p. 73, plate 106; Similar base pictured in Tiffany Lamps and Metalware, An Illustrated Reference to Over 2000 Models, by Alastair Duncan, p. 108, plate #438

Though by and large a "geometric" lamp, the highly organic elements of this “Spider” table lamp are what have lent it its name. With the suggestion of spider legs reaching downward over the geometric lines, the lamp shade can be read as a spider's web, backlit by the bright yellow light of a sun at first light. 

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