• Masterworks by Tiffany Studios auction at Christies

    Sale 3419

    Masterworks by Tiffany Studios: A Sutton Place Collection

    13 June 2013, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 34

    TIFFANY STUDIOS

    A 'WISTERIA' TABLE LAMP, CIRCA 1910

    Price Realised  

    TIFFANY STUDIOS
    A 'WISTERIA' TABLE LAMP, CIRCA 1910
    leaded glass, patinated bronze
    27 in. (68.5 cm.) high, 18¼ in. (46.3 cm.) diameter of shade
    shade stamped 7001, base stamped TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK 10117 342


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    Tiffany's gradual transformation of electric lamps into three-dimensional expressions of nature culminated in a bold series of leaded glass shades based on the pendant blossoms of wisteria. Described in the Tiffany Studios Price List of 1906 as "Wistaria, lamp and shade, large" at a cost of $400, the shade's form was undoubtedly inspired by the meandering vines of wisteria growing in The Briars, Tiffany's luxurious gardens adjacent to Laurelton Hall.

    Provenance

    Lillian Nassau, New York.