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On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Cast bronze, opalescent glass
  • Place Manufactured: New York, New York, United States
  • DATES ca. 1900
    DIMENSIONS 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)
    MARKINGS 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."
    SIGNATURE no signature
    INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Mrs. Frank Sanders, Jr.
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    CAPTION 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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