Skip navigation
Trumpet Creeper table lamp

Object Name: Lampshade
Date: designed ca. 1900-1906
Related People:
Medium: Leaded glass, bronze
Dimensions: Overall (height, diameter): 28 1/2 × 22 in. (72.4 × 55.9 cm)
Place made: North America, United States, New York
Description: Leaded glass and bronze Trumpet Creeper table lampshade; 22-inch diameter globe-shaped shade with incurving border depicting bugle-shaped trumpet vine flowers in four design repeats; blossoms rendered in mottled orange, red and purple; stems of vine light green and foliage a variety of mottled greens; background of blue glass striated with purple. Crownlike embellishment consisting of 8 bronze flanges attached to aperture. Shown on bronze Mosaic and Turtleback tile base (N84.99.2); flared stem has 16 strips of mosaic inlay ranging in color from green to red; 8 red turtlebacks set into sides of central section above stem; 4 curved arms stretch outward to receive rim of shade.
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. Egon Neustadt; Adopt-a-Lamp sponsor: Louise Mirrer in honor of Pam Schafler, New-York Historical Society Board Chair
Object Number: N84.99.1
Send to a Friend
Marks: stamped on metal tag inside shade: "TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK" underside of base stamped with Tiffany Glass & Decorating Co. logo and 2674

Gallery Label:

Decorators and homeowners concerned about the harshness of the recently invented electric lightbulb appreciated the soft, diffuse light from Tiffany lamps. This lamp contains a second light source within the base that illuminates the circle of eight tiles of iridescent pressed glass, called "turtlebacks" because of their distinctive shape.


Lillian Nassau Ltd., 1967


Gray, Nina. "The work of Tiffany Studios." The Magazine Antiques 167 (2005): 194-201.


"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.