Decorative Arts and Design
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
Bronze, stained glass
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)
On bottom of reservoir: "Tiffany Studios / New York / 6817"; and a cipher incorporating initials "GDTCo"
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Hollis K. Thayer
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.
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 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 76.142_bw.jpg)
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