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Tiffany Studios New York "Jonquil Daffodil" Table Lamp

The "Jonquil-Daffodil" table lamp by Tiffany Studios New York features a dome-shaped shade, divided charmingly into two bands of joyously bright blooms of sunny yellow daffodil and creamy white narcissus flowers. On the lower band of the shade, we see forty-eight dancing narcissus blossoms flirt with the jade-green geometric glass band that gently fences them from below. On the upper band, sixteen down-turned trumpet King Alfred daffodil flowers gaze adoringly at their white petaled neighbors below, dynamically overlapping a similar emerald-green glass band that separates them from the narcissi. The shade rests upon a patinated bronze "cushion" base.

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Item #: L-21402
Artist: Tiffany Studios New York
Country: United States
Circa: 1905
Dimensions: 20" diameter, 28.5" height
Materials: Leaded Glass, Bronze
Shade Signed: Tiffany Studios New York 1917
Base Signed: Tiffany Studios New York 366
Literature: Dr. Egon Neustadt, The Lamps of Tiffany, New York, 1970, p. 143 (for a related example) Alastair Duncan, Tiffany Lamps and Metalware, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 2019, p. 86, nos. 326-327 (for the base); p. 208, nos. 809-810 (for the shade)

Daffodils and narcissi 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." This stunning Tiffany Studios "Daffodil and Narcissus" lamp features an upper section of sixteen down turned daffodils and a lower section of forty-eight narcissi. The bright yellow daffodils that encircle the top were of the King Alfred variety, a new cultivar in Tiffany's time. The bottom section consisted of narcissus poeticus, the narcissi of ancient greek mythology. The pairing of the two flower varieties mirrors the type of artistry Tiffany brought to America, a marriage of beauty old and new.