Tiffany Studios "Nautilus" Desk Lamp For Sale
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Tiffany Studios "Nautilus" Desk Lamp

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A Tiffany Studios New York “Nautilus” table lamp with a silver-lined nautilus shade suspended within a gilt bronze figural base. The base is in the shape of a mermaid with outstretched arms, emerging from a seascape. When Tiffany conceived the “Nautilus” as his first lamp designed for electric light, he intended it for purely decorative purposes. The shell would modulate the light much as his Favrile glass shades, warming the light and making it more like the gas lighting to which people were accustomed. Tiffany’s “Nautilus” models with sculpted bases are rare and particularly desirable, circa 1900 A similar lamp is pictured in: “Tiffany Lamps and Metalware: An illustrated reference to over 2000 models”, by Alastair Duncan, Woodbridge: Suffolk: Antique Collectors’ Club, 1988, p. 116, plate 487. Base signed: ''Tiffany Studios New York 636''.   

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  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1900
  • Period
    1900-1909
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Seller Reference Number
    L19471
  • Reference Number
    LU885415731181
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