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  • Tiffany Studios Bronze and Favrile Table Lamp
    By Tiffany Studios, Louis Comfort Tiffany
    Located in Dallas, TX
    Tiffany Studios Bronze and favrile Desk lamp Damascene iridescent glass with greens, blues, goals and silver. Fine reticulated and patinated bronze base. Original favrile pearl heat cap. Original socket and paddle switch. A rare and fabulous table lamp. New York c. 1910 patinated bronze, Favrile glass Height: 20 Inches (51 cm) Diameter: 7 Inches (18 cm) Impressed to base 'TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK'. Etched to inner top aperture 'L.C.T. Favrile'. Provenance: Private Collection, New York Literature: Tiffany Lamps and Metalware, Alastair Duncan, pg. 90 illustrates base and shade AVANTIQUES is dedicated to providing an exclusive curated collection of Fine Arts, Paintings, Bronzes, Asian treasures, Art Glass and Antiques. Our inventory represents time-tested investment quality items with everlasting decorative beauty. We look forward to your business and appreciate any reasonable offers. All of our curated items are vetted and guaranteed authentic and as described. Avantiques only deals in original antiques and never reproductions. We stand behind our treasures with a full money back return policy if the items are not as described. Tiffany glass refers to the many and varied types of glass developed and produced from 1878 to 1933 at the Tiffany Studios in New York, by Louis Comfort Tiffany and a team of other designers, including Clara Driscoll, Agnes F. Northrop and Frederick Wilson. In 1865, Tiffany traveled to Europe, and in London he visited the Victoria and Albert Museum, whose extensive collection of Roman and Syrian glass made a deep impression on him. He admired the coloration of medieval glass and was convinced that the quality of contemporary glass could be improved upon. In his own words, the "Rich tones are due in part to the use of pot metal full of impurities, and in part to the uneven thickness of the glass, but still more because the glass maker of that day abstained from the use of paint". Tiffany was an interior designer, and in 1878 his interest turned toward the creation of stained glass, when he opened his own studio and glass foundry because he was unable to find the types of glass that he desired in interior decoration. His inventiveness both as a designer of windows and as a producer of the material with which to create them was to become renowned. Tiffany wanted the glass itself to transmit texture and rich colors and he developed a type of glass he called "Favrile". The glass was manufactured at the Tiffany factory...
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    Vintage 1910s American Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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    Bronze

  • Tiffany Studios Damascene Gilt Bronze Lamp
    By Tiffany Studios, Louis Comfort Tiffany
    Located in Dallas, TX
    Tiffany Studios New York Table Lamp This Damascene shade has exceptional blue and green iridescence and is in pristine condition. ...
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    Vintage 1910s American Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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    Bronze

  • Tiffany Studios New York "Wisteria" Table Lamp
    By Tiffany Studios, Louis Comfort Tiffany
    Located in New York, NY
    This remarkable Tiffany Studios New York "Wisteria" table lamp is a very fine and unusually rare lamp, composed of a palette of wisteria blossoms in shades of blue, green, cream and white that cascade down the shade to an irregular border. The blossoms are surrounded by abundant leaves in varying shades of green and are delicately interspersed with "confetti" glass, lending them added three-dimensionality. The shade has a latticework top, portraying the branches and stems of a wisteria vine. The base, designed specifically to hold the shade, is also embellished with vegetal, vine-like properties. Product Details: Item #: L-20375 Artist: Tiffany Studios New York Country: United States Circa: 1902 Dimensions: 18.5" diameter, 27" height Materials: Leaded glass, Bronze Shade Signed: Interior of shade crown impressed 1073 and 13; underside of shade mounting post impressed 1073 and 13 Base Signed: ''Tiffany Studios New York 1073"; top of tree trunk column impressed 13 Literature: Robert Koch, Louis C. Tiffany: Rebel in Glass, New York, 1964, pl. v Dr. Egon Neustadt, The Lamps of Tiffany, New York, 1970, pp. 215-220 Alastair Duncan, Tiffany At Auction, New York, 1981, pp. 89, no. 238 and 148, no. 391 William Feldstein, Jr. and Alastair Duncan, The Lamps of Tiffany Studios, New York, 1983, p. 37 Robert Koch, Louis C. Tiffany's Glass, Bronzes, Lamps: A Complete Collector's Guide, New York, 1989, p. 131 Robert Koch, Louis C. Tiffany: The Collected Works of Robert Koch, Atglen, PA, 2001, pp. 74, 242 and 284 Alastair Duncan, Louis C. Tiffany: The Garden Museum Collection, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 2004, pp. 292-293 Martin Eidelberg, Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen, Nancy A. McClelland and Lars Rachen, The Lamps of Louis Comfort Tiffany, New York, 2005, p. 107 Alastair Duncan, Tiffany Lamps and Metalware, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 2007, p. 67, no. 254 Martin Eidelberg, Nina Gray and Margaret K. Hofer, A New Light on Tiffany: Clara Driscoll and the Tiffany Girls...
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    Early 20th Century American Table Lamps

    Materials

    Bronze, Lead

  • Tiffany Studios Bronze Harp Table Desk Lamp
    By Tiffany Studios
    Located in Fairfax, VA
    Tiffany Studios Bronze harp shape desk/table lamp with beautiful iridescent gold shade. Marked Tiffany Studios New York
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    Antique Early 1900s American Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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    Bronze

  • Tiffany Studios New York "Peony" Table Lamp
    By Tiffany Studios, Louis Comfort Tiffany
    Located in New York, NY
    Tiffany’s “Peony” table lamp was a work grounded in naturalism but reaching for the divine. With a shade of resplendent blooms and a mosaic base evoking the hallowed ground of church floors, Tiffany’s peony lamp demonstrates his foundation in both Art nouveau and ecclesiastical art. To depict his multi-hued bouquet, Tiffany depicted two different cultivars, a Greek peony, and a Japanese peony. Tiffany used burgundy glass streaked with lapis to express the richness of the Greek Peony. Favored by neoclassical artists for their symmetry and simplicity, Tiffany featured the bloom in the architecture of his country estate. To represent the candy-striped Japanese peony Shima Nishiki, Tiffany used cream glass streaked with fuschia. The shade elegantly depicts different stages of growth from the bud, first bloom, peak bloom, to wilting. When peony petals wilt, their veins darken, and their form puckers. Tiffany’s glass selectors chose a stone textured glass called granite glass to express the wilting of the petals and their pronounced venation. The background and border of the shade is a golden amber, streaked with magenta and blue. The top-down perspective of the peony with a dirt background was a type of painting called “Rasenstück”, a detailed study of a piece of turf. The crux of the Rasenstück was the elevation of the humble. Popularized in the nineteenth century by the American Pre-Raphaelites, the movement believed in the idea of "truth to nature". The principle encouraged painters to capture the natural world as truthfully as possible, not romanticizing what they saw. In these nature studies, painters depicted flowers and trees in the soil from which they grew. While sublime on its own, the shade and base taken together paint a picture of Tiffany’s Japanese garden. Peonies imported from the far east bordered serene ponds. A frieze of turtleback tiles hypnotizes the viewers with its scarlet glow, evoking the red flash of a sunset, as seen through a field of cattails, rendered in bronze. Below it, the row of cat tails blends into a mosaic of red, yellow, and green glass. While Tiffany’s chief designer Clara Driscoll is most famous for her naturalistic lamp designs, the bread and butter of Tiffany Studios was its ecclesiastical department. Red, yellow, and green colorways were widely used in the depiction of Baroque angels, whose wings were modeled after birds of paradise. As hunters removed their legs upon sale, many believed they neither ate nor drank, and instead floated ethereally like angels. A lamp such as this epitomizes Tiffany’s understanding of his artistic vision in the context of the entire history of artistic expression. Since falling in love with glass at age twelve in the cathedrals of Chartres, light itself became a representation of divinity. A contemporary critic described Tiffany’s mosaics...
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    Early 20th Century American Table Lamps

    Materials

    Bronze, Lead

  • Tiffany Studios Gilt Bronze and Favrile Table Lamp
    By Tiffany Studios
    Located in Dallas, TX
    Tiffany Studios gold gilt bronze and favrile table lamp, circa 1910 This lamp will definitely be the center piece in your Library, study, office or living room. What sets this TSNY ...
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    Antique Early 1900s American Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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    Bronze

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