Elaborate Peony Tiffany Lamp

Elaborate Peony Lamp

ca. 1898

This petite ‘Elaborate Peony’ shade is one of the earliest leaded-glass lampshade designs created in Tiffany’s studios — and only one of two examples known to survive. It derives its highly unusual shape from blown-glass shades already in production for Tiffany’s early fuel lamps.

Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company, New York (1892-1902)
Leaded glass, patinated copper
Diameter 10 ½ in.
Shade: Model no. 1543, Peony, elaborate, 6½ x 10½
Not marked


Photo: David Schlegel