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)
Diameter 20 in.
Photo: David Schlegel