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Tiffany Studios New York Three-Armed "Tulip" Favrile Glass Wall Sconce


This Tiffany Studios New York patinated bronze three-armed "Tulip" sconce is anchored in a simple, architectural circular form, from which three distinct arms proudly curve upward. Each stem terminates in a blossoming bud that holds the Favrile glass tulip shaped shade that glows with cool opalescent tones.

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Item #: L-16299
Artist: Tiffany Studios New York
Circa: 1910
Dimensions: 8" height, 11" width, 10.25" depth
Materials: Favrile glass, Bronze
Literature: Similar sconce is pictured in Tiffany Lamps and Metalware: An illustrated reference to over 2000 models, by Alastair Duncan, Woodbridge: Suffolk: Antique Collectors' Club, 1988, p. 349, plate 1449

The composition of this sconce is a lovely balance of solid, resolute, and visually-weighty bronze and the ethereally light Favrile glass of the tulip shades. Graduating from the heavier elements upwards towards to the lightest, light producing segments of the piece is a rewarding experience for the eye that can be enjoyed, and has been enjoyed, for decades.