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Tiffany Studios New York "Snowball Hydrangea" Chandelier


This Tiffany Studios New York leaded glass cone chandelier features a composition referred to as a "Bouquet," because it quite specially fills the entire shade with an explosive array of peony blooms, each uniquely and dynamically colored in reds, pinks, and purples, so as to give a great sense of depth as the light shines through the floral patterning. Of note in this particular shade are the vibrancy of the astounding colors across the blue and purple background, and the distinct sense of visual dimension that each bloom has, creating an arresting interplay of foreground and background. The piece is adjustable in height with a patinated bronze hanging chain, and delicately finished with a patinated bronze beaded top and bottom rim.

In today’s world nearly all Tiffany chandeliers are lacking original Tiffany hardware or any Tiffany hanging parts at all. In some cases the chandeliers were originally  made with kerosene lighting that was discarded with the widespread adoption of electricity. More frequently, original Tiffany hanging parts were left behind when the shades were taken to a new residence. Referencing an original Tiffany design found in historical literature, we brought the light back to its former glory as a chandelier, with a handmade suspension mechanism.

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  • Curator's Notes

Item #: YL-20565
Artist: Tiffany Studios New York
Country: United States
Circa: 1905
Dimensions: 28.875” diameter, 11.75” height 
Materials:  Favrile Glass, Bronze
Provenance: South German private collection
Signed: Shade Impressed "Tiffany Studios New York"
Literature: A similar Chandelier is pictured in: The Lamps of Tiffany, by Dr. Egon Neustadt, New York: The Fairfield Press, 1970, p.112, Nr.163

For his "Snowball Hydrangea'' Chandelier, Tiffany drew upon his love of the white hydrangeas that flourished in his garden and in masses of terracotta pots in the main interior rooms at his Long Island garden estate "Laurelton Hall." A vase of hydrangeas always lay next to his Steinway piano, which he admired as he played a repertoire of classical tunes. The Hydrangea is best known as the official flower of Long Island. Growing naturally on the banks of streams in narrow forested ravines and wooded slopes, its waxy leaves rebuffed the brisk winds of the coastal clime, adorning many a Gilded age mansion.