Research: Luce Center for American Art

Lamp
Accession #72.15
Maker Tiffany Studios
TitleLamp
Dateca. 1900
MediumCast bronze, opalescent glass
DimensionsBase: 11 13/16 x 6 1/4 x 5 1/8 in. (30 x 15.9 x 13 cm) Globe: 4 3/4 x 3 3/4 in. x 3 3/4 in. (12.1 x 9.5 cm x 9.5 cm)
MarksOn bottom of base, impressed "TIFFANY STUDIOS / NEW YORK / 28c35"; below a cipher incorporating initials "GDTCO" On inner upper rim of globe, incised "L.C.T." On both sides of switch, molded "G.E.Co." On plug, molded "GILBERT / UL [in circle] / PAT. PEND."
Inscriptionsno inscriptions
Signedno signature
Credit LineGift of Mrs. Frank Sanders, Jr.
LocationVisible Storage: Case 1, Shelf E (Tiffany Glass)
DescriptionSwing desk or table lamp, brown-green patinated cast bronze, with gold-green opalescent glass shade. Elongated oval frame terminating in splayed florettes at circular, domed base and pinched at top by a pin terminating in florettes holding a rotating bell-shaped socket in two pieces screwed together, ending in a disc with rectangular cutouts and three screws holding the short outwardly flaring neck of a tulip-shaped shade with unevenly scalloped lower rim. Flat rectangular black plastic electrical switch on socket. Green silk-wrapped electrical cord from base with brown plastic plug. CONDITION: Base: very good, minor scratches on bottom due to normal wear. Globe: very good, minor wearing on bottom rim, very small chips on outer top rim. Electrical cord: extremely frayed at connection to base, repaired in midsection, normal wear throughout its length increasing at plug that has been replaced.