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Crown table lamp

Object Name: Lampshade
Date: designed ca. 1910
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Medium: Leaded glass, bronze
Dimensions: Overall (height, diameter): 20 3/4 × 12 1/2 in. (52.7 × 31.8 cm)
Place made: North America, United States, New York
Description: Bronze and leaded glass Crown lampshade consists of a jewel-studded crown shade; top of shade formed of rows of golden glass rectangles with round yellow turtleback embedded at top center; upper and lower edges of crown have rows of white pearls; central area contains red, blue, and yellow stones in diversified geometric patterns. Shown with cast bronze tripod base (N84.35.2) with three winged sphinx supports resting on stylized animal legs; hooves rest on triangular platform; scrollwork connects three sphinxes to central ring.
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. Egon Neustadt
Object Number: N84.35.1
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Marks: stamped on metal tag inside crown: "TIFFANY STUDIOS / NEW YORK"

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This lamp may have been a special order or an experimental effort of Tiffany Studios. The bronze base with sphinxes, probably imported from Europe, is a copy of an ancient Roman brazier with a tripod support.


Lillian Nassau


“The Lamps of Tiffany Studios: Nature Illuminated,” Gallery of Tiffany Lamps, New-York Historical Society, April 28, 2017–ongoing.