Research: Luce Center for American Art

Lamp
Accession #76.142
Maker Tiffany Studios
TitleLamp
Dateca. 1905
MediumBronze, stained glass
DimensionsOverall height, with shade: 21 5/8 in. (54.9 cm) Overall height, without shade: 16 1/2 in. (41.9 cm) Shade: 6 3/4 x 15 3/4 x 15 3/4 in.(17.1 x 40 x 40 cm)
MarksOn bottom of reservoir: "Tiffany Studios / New York / 6817"; and a cipher incorporating initials "GDTCo"
Inscriptionsno inscriptions
Signedno signature
Credit LineGift of Mr. and Mrs. Hollis K. Thayer
LocationVisible Storage: Case 1, Shelf E (Tiffany Glass)
DescriptionTable lamp, bronze base with stained glass shade. Lamp rests on a square base with accentuated rounded corners. Four legs emanate from these corners and rise to support the demi-ovoid urn shaped body of the lamp. Legs have flared feet and are reeded toward top. Urn terminates in a narrow neck fitted for an electric light bulb with a gallery at the base of the light socket. Top section of urn that holds light socket is removable and was used to hold kerosene before lamp was electrified. Three flaring arms project upward from top of urn for holding shade. Shade is of colored glass with green as the dominant color. Design is of apple blossoms and leaves; flowers are pink with gold centers. Condition: Good. Rewired by museum in 1977. It was not received with antique bulbs.