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Double student lamp with spiral wire decoration

Object Name: Lampshades
Date: designed ca. 1900-1906
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Medium: Bronze, glass
Dimensions: Overall (height, width, depth): 29 × 28 × 10 1/4 in. (73.7 × 71.1 × 26 cm)
Place made: North America, United States, New York
Description: Two green, domed Favrile glass student lampshades; supported on double-arm bronze base, on either side of a central bronze kerosene font with twisted wire decoration (N84.9.2).
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. Egon Neustadt
Object Number: N84.9.1ab
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Marks: etched inside shades: "L.C.T." burners stamped: "Manhattan Brass Co. Pat'd May 23 '78"

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Tiffany Studios produced an extensive line of student lamps, which provided efficient and convenient lighting for desk surfaces. The lights, fueled by kerosene in the central canister, can be adjusted to the appropriate height by sliding the arms along the frame. Tiffany Studios' 1906 price list includes thirty models of single and double arm student lamps at prices ranging from $10 to $150.


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