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Bookmark floor lamp

Object Name: Lampshade
Date: ca. 1906-1910
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Medium: Glass, bronze
Dimensions: Overall (height, diameter): 77 × 26 in. (195.6 × 66 cm)
Place made: North America, U.S.A., New York
Description: Leaded glass and bronze "Bookmark" lampshade; 26" domed shade with elaborate apron consisting of 8 circular motifs representing colophons of master printers; upper border composed of rectangular strips of green glass interrupted by tiny round and square jewels of different colors. Shown with bronze "Chased Pod" floor lamp base (N84.36.2) and cap (N84.36.4).
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. Egon Neustadt
Object Number: N84.36.1
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Marks: stamped: on metal tag inside shade: "TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK" stamped on underside of base: "TIFFANY STUDIOS / NEW YORK / 376"

Gallery Label:

The "Bookmark" shade, featuring emblems of early master printers, was especially suitable for lighting a bibliophile's library. Matching desk set pieces in the Bookmark pattern, such as inkwells, letter holders, and picture frames, were also available at the Tiffany Studios showroom.

Provenance:

Lillian Nassau Ltd., 1968

Bibliography:

Margaret K. Hofer and Rebecca Klassen, The Lamps of Tiffany Studios: Nature Illuminated (Skira Rizzoli Publications, Inc. 2016), 40-41.

Exhibitions:

"A New Light on Tiffany: Clara Driscoll and the Tiffany Girls," New-York Historical Society, February 23-May28, 2007.