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Tiffany Studios New York "Turteback Tile" Chandelier

Rippling undulations in gold iridescence and soft, organic lines dominate this ethereal but weighty composition, an exceptional example of a Tiffany Studios New York "Turtleback Tile" chandelier. Three tiers of vertically oriented rectangular Turtleback tiles with rounded corners graduate in size, with substantially sized tiles decorating the bottom-most tier and the apex of the domed shade featuring tightly clustered tiles in miniature. Sumptuous and romantically uneven borders frame each tile, accentuating their unique silhouettes and adding a dark, matte element to contrast the bright, shimmering gold that dominates the shade.

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Item #: L-20333
Artist: Tiffany Studios New York
Country: United States
Circa: 1900
Size: 18.5" diameter
Materials: Patinated Bronze, Leaded Glass
Signed: "Tiffany Studios"
Literature: A similar chandelier is pictured in Tiffany Lamps and Metalware: An illustrated reference to over 2000 models by Alastair Duncan, Woodbridge: Suffolk: Antique Collectors' Club, 1988, p. 281, plate 109

The same model was on display at the Cooper Hewitt Museum's Passion for the Exotic: Louis Comfort Tiffany and Lockwood de Forest exhibit, March 12, 2016-March 26, 2017.
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