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Tiffany Studios New York "Five-Light Lily" Ceiling Fixture

This Tiffany Studios New York glass and gilt bronze "Five-Light-Lily" ceiling fixture, featuring five golden iridescent Favrile glass "Lily" shades on individual bronze stems descending from a gilt bronze rosette canopy. This exquisite and unique "Lily" lamp marks the combination of two of Tiffany's favorite floral motifs, the pond lily and the morning glory. These shades take the form of morning glories; entranced by their polychromatic brilliance and trumpet-like shape, and inspired by popularly distributed Japanese woodblock prints, Louis Comfort Tiffany made many watercolor paintings of morning glories and meditated on them frequently.

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Item #: L-20997
Artist: Tiffany Studios New York
Country: United States
Circa: 1915
Dimensions: 9.75" diameter, 9.75" height
Materials: Favrile Glass, Gilt Bronze
Shade Signed: Four shades engraved L.C.T.
Literature: Alastair Duncan, Tiffany Lamps and Metalware, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 2019, p. 358, no. 1440

Although American, Tiffany participated fully in the French Art Nouveau movement. He exhibited at the World's Fairs in Paris and Turin, where his "Lily" lamp won widespread acclaim. Praised for its elegance, the "Lily" has been called the "Aristocrat of the Garden".