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Cast bronze, opalescent glass
Base: 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) (show scale)
On 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."
Gift of Mrs. Frank Sanders, Jr.
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Tiffany Studios (1902-1932). Lamp, ca. 1900. Cast bronze, opalescent glass, Base: 11 13/16 x 6 1/4 x 5 1/8 in. (30 x 15.9 x 13 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. Frank Sanders, Jr., 72.15. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 72.15_bw.jpg)
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Swing 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.
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