Lot 212
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TIFFANY STUDIOS | "Nasturtium" Floor Lamp

Estimate
150,000 - 200,000 USD
Sold
187,500 USD
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Description

  • Tiffany Studios
  • "Nasturtium" Floor Lamp
  • shade with small early tag impressed TIFFANY STUDIOS/NEW YORKbase impressed TIFFANY STUDIOS/NEW YORK/29443shade and base each inscribed with Walter P. Chrysler, Jr., accession number GAT.82.44finial inscribed with Walter P. Chrysler, Jr., accession number GAT.82.24
  • leaded glass, patinated bronze
  • 62 in. (157.5 cm) high22 1/2  in. (57.2 cm) diameter of shade
  • circa 1905
with a rare six-footed "Chased Pod" Junior floor base

Provenance

Collection of Walter P. Chrysler, Jr. , Norfolk, Virginia
Sotheby's New York, The Estate of Walter P. Chrysler, Jr.: Important Art Nouveau and Art Deco, June 16, 1989, lot 394
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Literature

Dr. Egon Neustadt, The Lamps of Tiffany, New York, 1970, p. 155 (for the shade)
Alastair Duncan, Tiffany Lamps and Metalware, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 2007, pp. 72, 85 and 124 (for the shade)
Martin Eidelberg, Nina Gray and Margaret K. Hofer, A New Light on Tiffany: Clara Driscoll and the Tiffany Girls, exh. cat., New York Historical Society, 2007, p. 69, fig. 32 (for the shade)
Margaret K. Hofer and Rebecca Klassen, The Lamps of Tiffany Studios: Nature Illuminated, New York, 2016, p. 127 (for the shade)

Catalogue Note

The present “Nasturtium” Floor Lamp is a superior example of the model. Probably designed by Clara Driscoll prior to 1906, the shade is comprised of a profusion of red, orange, pink and white-streaked yellow blossoms among yellow and orange-tinged green foliage, some of which is further enhanced with vigorous mottling. The background glass, in shades of cobalt, purple and blue, is a striking contrast to the more flamboyant flowers. Even the “Holden” floor base is distinct, being raised on six curved feet rather than the standard four.

PAUL DOROS
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