Allamanda Sample Panel
Sample panels helped Tiffany's glass selectors differentiate between the blossoms, leaves, background, and decorative borders in a lampshade design. Because many of the pieces of glass were similar in shape and size, it was easy for selectors to get confused, especially when working quickly to meet production deadlines. Still, it is not uncommon to find differences between sample panels and shades. These differences may in fact be errors in selection, but it is also possible that they were deliberate artistic decisions made by the glass selector.
Tiffany Studios, New York (1902-1932)
Height 17 ¼ in.; Width 17 in.
Photo: Richard P. Goodbody