Lotus Pagoda Library Lamp
This lamp is a Tiffany shade on a Rookwood base. Rookwood was a renowned art pottery company in Cincinnati, Ohio. Although Rookwood did provide lamp bases for Tiffany Studios, this pairing was made by Dr. Neustadt. The combination is particularly pleasing in proportion, color, and motif. The chrysanthemum decoration and pagoda-shaped shade are inspired by Asian art and architecture.
Tiffany Studios, New York (shade, ca. 1905)
Rookwood Pottery Company, Cincinnati, Ohio (base, 1895)
Leaded glass, glazed clay, metalwork
Height 35 in.; Diameter 26 in.
Shade: No. 1524, Lotus, pagoda
Marked TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK
Base: “Standard” glaze line
Marked with conjoined RP monogram surmounted by nine flames / S 1207; paper label from retailers Davis & Colamore, New York
N.86.G.26a, N.86.G.08b, N.86.G.10c
Photo: David Schlegel