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"Dragonfly" Lamp

Decorative Arts

On View: Decorative Art, 20th-Century Decorative Arts, 4th Floor
This characteristic Tiffany "dragonfly"-design lampshade features predominantly amber and blue colors. The upper portion of the lampshade is veined; the lower portion is decorated with a band of dragonflies with outspread wings overlaid in pierced bronze encircling the perimeter.
MEDIUM Glass, bronze, and lead
  • Place Manufactured: Corona, New York, United States
  • DATES ca. 1900-1920
    DIMENSIONS 18 1/4 x 14 x 14 in. (46.4 x 35.6 x 35.6 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS Stamped on underside of base: "TIFFANY STUDIOS / NEW YORK / 337"
    SIGNATURE no signature
    INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Decorative Art, 20th-Century Decorative Arts, 4th Floor
    ACCESSION NUMBER 67.120.54
    CREDIT LINE Bequest of Laura L. Barnes
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Clara Wolcott Driscoll (American, 1861 - 1944). "Dragonfly" Lamp, ca. 1900-1920. Glass, bronze, and lead, 18 1/4 x 14 x 14 in. (46.4 x 35.6 x 35.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Bequest of Laura L. Barnes, 67.120.54. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 67.120.54.jpg)
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Table lamp in glass, lead, and bronze. "Dragonfly" design shade of predominantly amber and blue colors. Upper portion of shade is veined; lower portion decorated with band of dragonflies with outspread wings overlaid in pierced bronze encircling perimeter. Three light sockets on horizontally curving arms; vasiform shaft with vertical lobes; circular base with undulating ribbed surface. CONDITION: Excellent
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