Apple Blossom hanging shade
Object Name: Hanging shade
Date: ca. 1900-1906
Medium: Glass, bronze
Dimensions: Overall (height, diameter): 12 in. × 24 1/4 in. (30.5 × 61.6 cm)
Place made: North America, U.S.A., New York
Description: Leaded glass and bronze "Apple Blossom" hanging shade; 22" diameter globe-shaped shade set within a bronze fixture consisting of an openwork apron and eight ribs which extend below apron; ribs divide four repeats of two design patterns; blossoms are pink streaked with white and orange; flower centers are a spotted yellow-orange; leaves executed in mottled light and dark green and branches in dark brown; background in lower part of shade golden, fading to creamy white towards top.
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. Egon Neustadt
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Object Number: N84.101.1
Marks: stamped on metal tag inside sha de: "TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK"
This shade was originally designed as a chandelier (to hang inverted). An identical example is in the Garden Museum Collection.
Margaret K. Hofer and Rebecca Klassen, The Lamps of Tiffany Studios: Nature Illuminated ( Skira Rizzoli Publications, Inc 2016). page93.