Daffodil Library Lamp
Tiffany’s artisans used live flowers to guide their lampshade designs and glass selection. Here, they chose yellow spotted glass for the center of each daffodil to give the illusion of the flower’s dramatic three-dimensional ‘trumpet.’ Green spotted glass was chosen to suggest dappled sunlight on the long, straight stems and leaves.
Tiffany Studios, New York (1902-1932)
Leaded glass, patinated bronze
Height 26 in.; Diameter 20 in.
Shade: No. 1497, Daffodil, cone
Marked TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK 1497; incised 3408
Base: Electric Lamp, No. 357, library, standard, cushion base, leaf design
Marked TIFFANY STUDIOS / NEW YORK / 357
Photo: David Schlegel