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Tiffany Studios
"ARROWHEAD" TABLE LAMP
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PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT AMERICAN COLLECTION

Tiffany Studios
"ARROWHEAD" TABLE LAMP
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Dreaming in Glass: Masterworks by Tiffany Studios

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Tiffany Studios
"ARROWHEAD" TABLE LAMP
with a rare "Cattail Pond Lily" base
shade with small early tag impressed TIFFANY STUDIOS/NEW YORK
base impressed TIFFANY STUDIOS/NEW YORK
oil canister impressed TIFFANY STUDIOS/NEW YORK/225
leaded glass, patinated bronze
23 in. (58.4 cm) high
20 1/2  in. (52.7 cm) diameter of shade
circa 1905
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來源

Virginia Family Collection
Christie's New York, June 6, 1992, lot 294
Macklowe Gallery, New York

出版

Dr. Egon Neustadt, The Lamps of Tiffany, New York, 1970, p. 99 (for the identical shade and base pairing)
Alastair Duncan, Tiffany At Auction, New York, 1981, pp. 65 and 88 (for the base) and 106 (for the shade)
William Feldstein, Jr. and Alastair Duncan, The Lamps of Tiffany Studios, New York, 1983, p. 133 (for the base)
Robert Koch, Louis C. Tiffany's Glass, Bronzes, Lamps: A Complete Collector's Guide, New York, 1989, p. 125 (for the identical shade and base pairing)
Robert Koch, Louis C. Tiffany: The Collected Works of Robert Koch, Atglen, PA, 2001, p. 236 (for the identical shade and base pairing)
Martin Eidelberg, Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen, Nancy A. McClelland and Lars Rachen, The Lamps of Louis Comfort Tiffany, New York, 2005, pp. 163 (for the base) and 175 (for the identical shade and base pairing)
Alastair Duncan, Tiffany Lamps and Metalware, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 2007, pp. 47 (for the identical shade and base pairing) and 152 (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. 54 (for the identical shade and base pairing)
David A. Hanks, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Treasures from the Driehaus Collection, New York, 2013, p. 53 (for the base)
Margaret K. Hofer and Rebecca Klassen, The Lamps of Tiffany Studios: Nature Illuminated, New York, 2016, p. 47 (for the identical shade and base pairing)

相關資料

The present lamp is a testimony Tiffany Studios’ mastery of their two primary mediums: glass and bronze. The “Arrowhead” shade depicts a conventionalized scheme of soft white arrowhead blossoms and vibrant emerald leaves, which is accented by two lower geometric registers of deep sapphire rippled glass with subtle yellow striations. The superb glass selection captures the vibrancy and variety of the plant seen in nature. Thematically, the motif of the arrowhead flower—a wetland plant—pairs beautifully with the “Cattail Pond Lily” base. Compared to the shade, the expertly cast bronze base is more directly representational: the layered, softly undulating lily pads give rise to a bouquet of tall marsh grass. Discontinued by 1910, this rare base model is exemplary of the highly artistic metalwork that Tiffany Studios created at the pinnacle of the firm’s production. As a unit, the shade and base together create a lyrical, picturesque landscape, showcasing Tiffany’s embrace of nature as his muse and making tangible the beauty of flora in glass and bronze.

Dreaming in Glass: Masterworks by Tiffany Studios

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