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Tiffany Studios New York "Nasturtium" Table Lamp

This Tiffany Studios New York "Nasturtium" table lamp, features a vividly-colored leaded glass shade, depicting red, orange and yellow nasturtium blossoms, deeply hued as to be semi-opaque against a striking, translucent green and blue background, replete with large swathes of shield-like leaves and delicately-scaled twirling vines. The elegant shade sits on a patinated bronze base, carved with flowers and curling tendrils, reminiscent of fern fronds.

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Item #: L-18275
Artist: Tiffany Studios New York
Circa: 1910
Dimensions: 21.75" diameter (shade), 31.5" height (full lamp with base)
Materials: Leaded glass, Bronze
Shade Signed: “Tiffany Studios New York”
Base Signed: “Tiffany Studios New York 550”
Literature: Similar shade and base pictured in Tiffany Lamps and Metalware: An illustrated reference to over 2000 models, by Alastair Duncan, Woodbridge: Suffolk: Antique Collectors' Club, 1988 (shade: p. 155, plate 642; base: p. 107, plate 434); Similar shade, in a different color palette, also pictured in The Lamps of Tiffany, by Dr. Egon Neustadt, New York: The Fairfield Press, 1970, p.155, plate 218; as well as in The Lamps of Tiffany Studios, by William Feldstein, Jr. and Alastair Duncan, New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1983, p. 119

Perhaps because of its bold, striking color, or its shield-shaped leaf, the nasturtium flower has long been associated with or served as a symbol of victory, often militarily. In the Victorian language of flowers, yellow nasturtiums are a symbol of the elation of victory, while red and crimson nasturtiums represent the passion of struggle.