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A HIGHLY IMPORTANT LEADED GLASS, BRONZE AND MOSAIC 'LOTUS' LAMP

TIFFANY STUDIOS, CIRCA 1900-1910

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A HIGHLY IMPORTANT LEADED GLASS, BRONZE AND MOSAIC 'LOTUS' LAMP
Tiffany Studios, circa 1900-1910
The leaded glass outer shade in a continuous frieze of waterlilies with its pendulous flowers, buds, stamen and umbelle-like leaves in rich and varied shades of pink, red, yellow, green and blue forming an undulating border and suspended from chased bronze tendrils, a second set of eight tendrils suspends eight favrile glass shades to depict pink lotus flowers of globe form, the tendrils descending along the shaft, spreading and branching to enclose green tesserae mosaic to resemble a large spreading lotus leaf chased on the edges to show the curl of the outer leaf edge, the base stamped TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK 352
34¾in. (88.3cm.) high, 28in. (71.1cm.) diameter
Provenance
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Wrigley
The Wrigley family by descent
Sandra van den Broeck
A Private Collector
Literature
Egon Neustadt, The Lamps of Tiffany, Fairfield Press, New York, 1970, p. 200, no. 273 for a period illustration of the second example of this model.

William Feldstein Jr. and Alastair Duncan, The Lamps of Tiffany Studios, Abrams, New York, 1983, pp. 24, 25 for the variant lotus lamp; pp. 62, 63 for the second lotus lamp, and pp. 78, 79 for an illustration of the present lamp.

Alastair Duncan, Martin Eidelberg and Neil Harris, Masterworks of Louis Comfort Tiffany, Thames and Hudson, Ltd., London, 1989, fig. 53, the present example only.

Alastair Duncan, Fin de Siècle, Abbeville Press Publishers, New York, 1989, pp. 32-36, the present example only.

Alastair Duncan and Tsuneo Yoshimizu, Masterworks of Louis Comfort Tiffany, Teien Museum, Tokyo, 1991, frontispiece and fig. 17.
Exhibited
Washington, D.C., The Renwick Gallery of the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, "Masterworks of Louis Comfort Tiffany", September 29, 1989-March 4, 1990. This exhibit traveled to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, April 12-September 9, 1990 and thereafter, in a somewhat amended form, to various cities in Japan.
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