Bell lamp and Lotus shade
Object Name: Desk lamp
Date: ca. 1900-1906
Medium: Glass, bronze
Dimensions: Overall (height, diameter): 21 1/4 × 16 1/2 in. (54 × 41.9 cm)
Place made: North America, U.S.A., New York
Description: Leaded glass and bronze "Bell Lamp and Lotus Shade" desk lamp; ridged "Lotus" shade with 16 ribs radiating from top; composed of quadrangles of striated green leaded glass. "Bell" base (N84.32.2) has two bronze arms which curve outward and meet at top of shade, forming harp shade; base of arms set into circular fluted platform raised on four ball feet.
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. Egon Neustadt
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Object Number: N84.32.1
Marks: stamped on metal tag inside shade: "TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK 422" stamped on underside of base: "TIFFANY STUDIOS / NEW YORK"
This shade and base sold as a unit for $90. It was listed on Tiffany Studios' 1906 price list but was discontinued by 1910.
Margaret K. Hofer and Rebecca Klassen, The Lamps of Tiffany Studios: Nature Illuminated (Skira Rizzoli Publications, Inc), 29.