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Poppy table lamp

Object Name: Lampshade
Date: designed ca. 1900-1906
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Medium: Leaded glass, bronze
Dimensions: Overall (height, diameter): 23 × 17 in. (58.4 × 43.2 cm)
Place made: North America, United States, New York
Description: Leaded glass and bronze Poppy table lampshade; 17-inch diameter cone-shaped shade depicted orange poppies in a motif repeated three times around the shade; poppy petals rendered in orange glass mottled with yellow, purple flower centers, greenish buds; background bluish-green with gray mottling. Metal filigree on leaves applied to underside of leaves and to surface of seed pods. Upper and lower apron rows are rippled orange, with a row of green between. Gilt bronze table lamp base with squared stem and circular platform. Shown on reticulated bronze base with blown green glass (N84.94.2), with cap (N84.66.3).
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. Egon Neustadt; Adopt-a-Lamp sponsors: Lynne and Myron Hofer
Object Number: N84.66.1
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Marks: stamped: on metal tag inside shade: "TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK 1461"

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Poppy shades, like the Dragonfly models, feature a similar system of pierced metal filigree in the blossoms and leaves of the poppy flowers. But while the Dragonfly shade always has the filigree on the outside, the Poppy shades show alternative treatments: the filigree could be placed either in front of or behind the glass (as here), each arrangement giving a slightly different effect.


Margaret K. Hofer and Rebecca Klassen, The Lamps of Tiffany Studios: Nature Illuminated (Skira Rizzoli Publications, Inc., 2016), 58-59


"A New Light on Tiffany: Clara Driscoll and the Tiffany Girls," New-York Historical Society, February 23-May 28, 2007.

“The Lamps of Tiffany Studios: Nature Illuminated,” Gallery of Tiffany Lamps, New-York Historical Society, April 28, 2017–ongoing.