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Tiffany Studios New York "Wisteria" Table Lamp

This remarkable Tiffany Studios New York "Wisteria" table lamp is a very fine and unusually rare lamp, composed of a palette of wisteria blossoms in shades of blue, green, cream and white that cascade down the shade to an irregular border. The blossoms are surrounded by abundant leaves in varying shades of green and are delicately interspersed with "confetti" glass, lending them added three-dimensionality. The shade has a latticework top, portraying the branches and stems of a wisteria vine. The base, designed specifically to hold the shade, is also embellished with vegetal, vine-like properties.

 

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Item #: L-19978 
Artist: Tiffany Studios New York 
Circa: 1902 
Dimensions: 18.5" diameter, 27" height 
Materials: Leaded glass, Bronze
Shade Signed: Interior of shade crown impressed "25981" and "2" twice; underside of shade mounting post impressed “2” twice 
Base Signed: ''Tiffany Studios New York 25981-2" with Tiffany Glass & Decorating Company monogram; top of tree trunk column impressed "25981" and "2" twice 
Literature: Similar lamp pictured in The Lamps of Tiffany, by Dr. Egon Neustadt, New York: The Fairfield Press, 1970, p. 215, plate 287
Provenance: 
Simon Liberman, New York
Burt Sugarman
Christie's New York, Highly Important Tiffany, The Burt Sugarman Collection, March 30, 1985, lot 11
Christie's New York, November 18, 1988, lot 707
Macklowe Gallery, New York, 1989

Among the rarest, and certainly among, if not the, most sought-after of Louis Comfort Tiffany's creations, the "Wisteria" Lamp is a staple of Tiffany Studios New York texts and exhibitions worldwide. This particular example can be further celebrated for the great depth and dimensionality of its coloring, which complement such features as the irregular border and the open latticework top.
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