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Peony hanging shade

Object Name: Hanging shade
Date: designed ca. 1900-1904
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Medium: Glass, bronze
Dimensions: Overall (shade height, diameter): 12 × 29 in. (30.5 × 73.7 cm)
Place made: North America, United States, New York
Description: Leaded glass and bronze Peony hanging lamp; 28-inch diameter cone-shaped shade depicting bouquet of flowers using highly textured glass and thick chunks of colored glass for the flower centers; flower colors include red, yellow, white and pink using undulating, rippled, and fibrillated glass; borders of grayish blue glass around aperture and lower rim; metal beading at top and bottom of shade.
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. Egon Neustadt
Object Number: N84.75.1
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The large chunks of glass used to form the flower centers are a rare feature of Tiffany shades.

Bibliography:

Margaret K. Hofer and Rebecca Klassen, The Lamps of Tiffany Studios; Nature Illuminated (Skira Rizzoli Publications, Inc. 2016), page106.

Exhibitions:

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