Tiffany Studios New York "Zodiac Turtleback" Desk Lamp
In this Tiffany Studios New York "Zodiac" desk lamp, a darkly patinated bronze base is set against two extra large, dichroic blue-ish green "Turtleback" tiles. The head of this unique table lamp swivels, revealing one beautifully heavy, and yet iridescent and light, "Turtleback" tile in the front, paired with its twin tile in the back. The bronze lamp base and frames of the two "Turtleback" tiles are decorated with the twelve signs of the zodiac, with the undulation and asymmetry of the bronze casing echoing the form of the "Turtleback" tile.
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Artist: Tiffany Studios New York
Dimensions: 10" width, 6.5" depth, 15" height (full lamp with base)
Materials: Leaded glass, Bronze
Base Signed: "Tiffany Studios New York 541"
Literature: Similar lamp pictured in Tiffany Lamps and Metalware: An illustrated reference to over 2000 models, by Alastair Duncan, Woodbridge, Suffolk: Antique Collectors' Club, 1988, p. 106, plate 424