Decorative Arts and Design
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
9 1/4 x 11 1/4 x 4 7/8 in. (23.5 x 28.6 x 12.4 cm) (show scale)
Impressed on underside of base: "TIFFANY STUDIOS / NEW YORK / 414"
Bequest of Carl Otto von Kienbusch
Desk lamp and shade, wrought bronze and glass. Oval base with slightly irregular edges rises toward center to meet shaft of lamp. Shaft is bulbous and splits to form holder for shade. Shade is scoop-shaped with two electric sockets for bulbs and is lined with white glass. Exterior of shade has raised central panel with three motifs of animals in roundels, surrounded by rope design, and slightly distorted key motif around top and sides. Designs are loosely Middle Eastern.
CONDITION: Normal wear; new plug; new wire.
Tiffany Studios (1902-1932). Lamp, 1906-1938. Bronze, glass, 9 1/4 x 11 1/4 x 4 7/8 in. (23.5 x 28.6 x 12.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Bequest of Carl Otto von Kienbusch, 77.86.2. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 77.86.2_bw.jpg)
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