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Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Bronze, glass
  • Place Manufactured: New York, New York, United States
  • DATES 1906-1938
    DIMENSIONS 9 1/4 x 11 1/4 x 4 7/8 in. (23.5 x 28.6 x 12.4 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS Impressed on underside of base: "TIFFANY STUDIOS / NEW YORK / 414"
    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
    CREDIT LINE Bequest of Carl Otto von Kienbusch
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Tiffany Studios (1902-1932). Lamp, 1906-1938. Bronze, glass, 9 1/4 x 11 1/4 x 4 7/8 in. (23.5 x 28.6 x 12.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Bequest of Carl Otto von Kienbusch, 77.86.2. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE overall, 77.86.2_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Desk lamp and shade, wrought bronze and glass. Oval base with slightly irregular edges rises toward center to meet shaft of lamp. Shaft is bulbous and splits to form holder for shade. Shade is scoop-shaped with two electric sockets for bulbs and is lined with white glass. Exterior of shade has raised central panel with three motifs of animals in roundels, surrounded by rope design, and slightly distorted key motif around top and sides. Designs are loosely Middle Eastern. CONDITION: Normal wear; new plug; new wire.
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