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Lamp

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Bronze, stained glass
DATES ca. 1905
DIMENSIONS Overall 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)  (show scale)
MARKINGS On bottom of reservoir: "Tiffany Studios / New York / 6817"; and a cipher incorporating initials "GDTCo"
SIGNATURE no signature
INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
ACCESSION NUMBER 76.142
CREDIT LINE Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Hollis K. Thayer
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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CAPTION Tiffany Studios (1902-1932). Lamp, ca. 1905. Bronze, stained glass, Overall height, with shade: 21 5/8 in. (54.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Hollis K. Thayer, 76.142. Creative Commons-BY
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Table 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.
RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (78%)
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