Arrowhead table lamp
Object Name: Lampshade
Date: ca. 1904
Medium: Glass, bronze
Dimensions: Overall (height, diameter): 25 1/2 × 20 1/2 in. (64.8 × 52.1 cm)
Place made: North America, U.S.A., New York
Description: Leaded glass and bronze "Arrowhead" shade; 20" diameter cone-shaped shade with repeated design of yellowish-green arrowheads; below and between are small white flowers with yellow center; single row of light blue glass at aperture and single row of greenish striated glass at bottom of apron. Displayed with "Cattail Pond Lily" base (N84.57.2) with stem covered with pointed spears resembling marsh grass and platform composed of round water-lily leaves, and cap (N84.57.3).
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. Egon Neustadt
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Object Number: N84.57.1
Marks: stamped: on metal tag inside shade: "TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK" stamped: on underside of base: "TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK 225"
Made up of slender, pointed spears of marsh grass and a platform of waterlilies, this table lamp base works particularly well with the shade. It was referred to as "Cat-Tail, Pond Lily base" and priced at $115 in the 1906 Tiffany Studios price list. Both shade and base were discontinued by 1910.
Margaret K. Hofer and Rebecca Klassen, The Lamps of Tiffany Studios: Nature Illuminated (Skira Rizzoli Publications, Inc., 2016), 46-47.
"A New Light on Tiffany: Clara Driscoll and the Tiffany Girls," New-York Historical Society, February 23-May28, 2007.