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Black-Eyed Susan table lamp

Object Name: Lampshade
Date: designed ca. 1900-1906
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Medium: Glass, bronze
Dimensions: Overall (height, diameter): 17 × 16 in. (43.2 × 40.6 cm)
Place made: North America, U.S.A., New York
Description: Leaded glass and bronze "Black-eyed Susan" table lampshade; 16" domed shade with geometric background composed of rectangles of glass shaded from yellow at the top to green at the bottom; black-eyed susan flowers with yellow petals, red centers, and green leaves. Spun bronze oil base with three arms and chasing (missing foot). Shown on "Spun oval" base (N84.80.2), with cap (N84.84.3).
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. Egon Neustadt; Adopt-a-lamp sponsors: Susan and Ira Millstein
Object Number: N84.39.1
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Marks: stamped: on metal tag inside shade: "TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK"

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The base of this lamp originally accommodated an oil reservoir to provide fuel for lighting. Even after Tiffany Studios electrified most of their lamp models, urn-shaped bases still persisted.

Bibliography:

Margaret K. Hofer and Rebecca Klassen: The Lamps of Tiffany Studios: Nature Illuminated ( Skira Rizzoli Publications, Inc 2016), page 101.