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Dragonfly table lamp

Object Name: Lampshade
Date: designed ca. 1900-1906
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Medium: Leaded glass, bronze
Dimensions: Overall (height, diameter): 28 1/2 × 22 in. (72.4 × 55.9 cm)
Place made: North America, United States, New York
Description: Leaded glass and bronze Dragonfly table lampshade; 22-inch diameter shade depicting dragonflies with outspread filigree wings and heads projecting below lower border of shade; design repeated nine times; background glass mottled yellow and blue near aperture progressing to blue near border; glass "jewels" blue; dragonfly eyes green, wings blue-yellow, and bodies orange-yellow. Shown on adjustable bronze Standard base (N84.113.2) with 33 iridescent glass balls around circular platform, and with cap (N84.113.3).
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. Egon Neustadt
Object Number: N84.113.1
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Marks: Stamped on metal tag inside shade: "TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK 1507"

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This Dragonfly shade, a popular model, was priced at $175 in Tiffany's 1906 price list. Prices ranged from $3 for small candleshades to $400 for large and intricate lamps. Considering that the average hourly wage in 1906 was only 17 1/2 cents, these lamps were an unattainable luxury for many.


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