TIFFANY STUDIOS | "SPIDER" TABLE LAMP
Property from a Private California Collection
"SPIDER" TABLE LAMP
with a "Mushroom" base and a "Spider" finial
leaded glass, patinated bronze
shade impressed TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK 1424
base impressed TIFFANY STUDIOS/NEW YORK/337
18 in. (45.7 cm) high
15 in. (38.1 cm) diameter of shade
Overall in very good condition. The shade displays a rich and vibrant orange-yellow coloration when viewed firsthand. The shade with approximately 3 hairline cracks dispersed throughout, stable. The shade with traces of surface soiling concentrated to the contours adjacent to the leadlines and within the cast bronze “spider legs” on the top of the shade, consistent with age. The “spider legs” with some traces of oxidation consistent with age. One side of the shade with some extremely subtle and gentle unevenness to the surface, only visible upon close inspection, with one tile in this area that has been replaced with contemporary glass. The “Mushroom” base displays a cool brown patina and presents with scattered minor surface scratches and abrasions throughout, consistent with age and gentle use. The base with some traces of light surface soiling and oxidation concentrated to the resourced contours of the design. With period sockets. With a period “Spider” finial in very good condition. A bold and richly colored example of this desirable lamp unit.
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Private Collection, New York, early 20th Century
Thence by descent to the present owner