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Tiffany Studios New York "Apple Blossom" Table Lamp

A Tiffany Studios New York "Apple Blossom" glass and bronze table lamp. The shade features amber & green streaky glass branches with pink and white apple blossoms. The tonality of the leaves ranges from dense, deep greens at the crown to lighter greens below. The apple blossoms range from white at the shade's irregular border to pink with touches of red towards the crown. Tiffany's artisans skillfully incorporated specialized types of glass into the lampshade, specifically using foliage and granite glass. The unique texture of these glass varieties gives rise to a captivating interaction between degrees of translucency and opacity, evoking the dappled effect of sunlight filtering through tree branches. The shade sits atop a patinated bronze tree trunk base and is specially designed to fit it. The patinated bronze openwork crown lattice at the top of the shade resembles tree branches and is a direct extension of the base. Flowering apple trees grew on the grounds of his Laurelton Hall estate and appear as a motif in many of his windows and lamps. The spreading “Apple Blossom” lamp is the most stunning and realistic tree shape that Tiffany ever produced. Its intricacy and delicacy imbue the piece with radiant beauty and give it marked significance within the world of Tiffany lamps.

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Item #: L-21088
Artist: Tiffany Studios New York
Country: United States
Circa: 1905
Dimensions: 30" height, 25" diameter
Materials: Favrile Glass, Bronze
Shade Signed: Tiffany Studios New York 7809 - 7
Base Signed: Tiffany Studios New York 351 S166
Literature: The Lamps of Tiffany Studios by William Feldstein, Jr. and Alastair Duncan, P. 108-109. Louis C. Tiffany’s Glass, Bronzes, & Lamps: A Complete Collector’s Guide, by Robert Koch, P. 132, Plate 209. Louis C. Tiffany: The Garden Museum Collection, by Alastair Duncan, P. 285. Tiffany Lamps and Metalware: An Illustrated Reference to Over 2000 Models, by Alastair Duncan, P. 69. The Lamps of Tiffany, by Dr. Egon Neustadt, Pp 201-204.

As a gardener, the apple was one of Tiffany’s favorite plants, providing beauty in the spring and sustenance in the fall. In 1875, Tiffany photographed his wife Mary Goddard Tiffany and daughter Mae Mae picking apple blossoms on the grounds of his father Charles’ eighteenth century Dutch farmhouse in Irvington, NY. As a matter of both aesthetic and sentimental significance, Tiffany lined Laurelton Hall’s private drive with a hundred yard esplanade of apple trees.