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Balance desk lamp

Object Name: Lampshade
Date: designed ca. 1900-1906
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Medium: Glass, bronze
Dimensions: Overall (height, width): 16 1/2 × 15 in. (41.9 × 38.1 cm)
Place made: North America, United States, New York
Description: Blown Favrile glass shade of modified spherical shape; unlit, it is dark green decorated with brown striations and 2-inch wide belts of iridescent purples; when illuminated, the shade becomes light green with brown striations; 16 wavy lines run from the aperture to the border and the belts are light green bands. Shown on bronze Balance desk lamp base (N84.2.2) that has arched stem, spherical bronze balance connected to the stand by a stem-and-leaf attachment, and circular base.
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. Egon Neustadt
Object Number: N84.2.1
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Marks: etched inside lip of shade: "L. C. T. Favrile" stamped on underside of base: "TIFFANY STUDIOS / NEW YORK / 415"

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This bronze base is described in Tiffany Studios' catalogues as "Balanced Lamp" and is numbered 415.


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