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Tiffany Studios New York "Daffodil" Table Lamp

Dynamic in composition and color, a shade of greens ranging from vibrant to pastel sits atop a charming twisted vine base in this Tiffany Studios New York "Daffodil" table lamp. An arrangement of bright daffodils in luminous yellow and orange hues is captured from every angle in this dimensional composition. Dancing on a ground of mottled jade green, the blooms and the stalks that frame leap outward toward the viewer as the shade is illuminated. A light green border further decorates the shade.

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Item #: L-21117
Artist: Tiffany Studios New York
Country: United States
Circa: 1900
Dimensions: 20" diameter, 26" height
Materials: Leaded Glass, Bronze
Shade Signed: Tiffany Studios New York 1497
Base Signed: Tiffany Studios New York 443 - Inscribed on base: Charles Dolan From The Justices Of The Superior Court 1916
Literature: A. Duncan, Tiffany Lamps and Metalware: An illustrated reference to over 2000 models, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 2019, p. 85, fig. 323; p.173, fig. 698 (similar examples of shade 1497) and p. 106, fig. 414 (similar example of base 443).

Daffodils were the most abundant flower on Louis Comfort Tiffany's 600-acre estate. They were notably the only flowers that Tiffany's children and grandchildren could freely pick, as Tiffany had thousands growing wild on the grounds. Comfort Tiffany Gilder, one of Tiffany's twin daughters, revealed in her 1962 poem Daffodils that, "in the spring the children (her brother and sisters) would run to the daffodils. Stop first to gaze with rapture, then darting here and there ... slowly picking daffodils one by one."