Butterfly Tiffany Lamp Shade

Butterfly Shade

ca. 1898


This rare shade is one of only six known surviving examples. It is all the more exceptional because the butterflies’ wings shimmer with delicately-patterned iridescent glass. The shade was designed to be paired with a glass mosaic base decorated with yellow primroses. 

Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company, New York (1892-1902)
Designed by Clara Driscoll (American, 1861-1944) with assistance from Alice Gouvy (American, 1870-1924)
Leaded glass
Diameter 20 in.
Not marked


Photo: David Schlegel