Modern America: The Wolf Family Collection

Modern America: The Wolf Family Collection

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Tiffany Studios

Eight-Light Moorish "Prism" Chandelier

Auction Closed

April 20, 07:56 PM GMT


100,000 - 150,000 USD

Lot Details


Tiffany Studios

Eight-Light Moorish "Prism" Chandelier

Executed circa 1905.

with eight decorated "Lily" shades

leaded glass, favrile glass, patinated bronze

shade impressed TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK 3093; each "Lily" shade engraved L.C.T.

36 in. (91.4 cm.) drop

23 in. (58.4 cm.) diameter

Henry J. Kaltenbach, Park Hill, New York, 1915
Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, December 30, 1970
Wolf Family Collection No. 0088
Alastair Duncan, Tiffany Lamps and Metalware, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 2019, p. 343, no. 1382 (for the model with "Tulip" shades)

This chandelier showcases Tiffany Studios’ masterful integration of glass and metalwork. The gilt bronze fixture features a leaded opalescent glass shade with a central “Turtle-Back” tile, encircled by iridized favrile glass prisms and interspersed with bronze ball chains. The elaborate design is further distinguished by eight decorated “Lily” shades. All together, these elements cast the perfect ambient light onto the Wolf Family’s other treasures of fine art, sculpture and decorative arts.