Poppy Library Lamp
Pierced brass filigree — form of intricate metalwork — was a device used at Tiffany Studios to depict delicate details in a few special lampshade designs. In the Poppy Shade, the filigree is placed on the shade's interior to suggest the veins of the leaves. By contrast, placing the filigree on the exterior of the shade makes the intricate center of the poppy blossom more prominent.
Tiffany Studios, New York (1902–1932)
Leaded glass, patinated bronze; brass filigree
Height 24.75 in.; Diameter 20 in.
Shade: No. 1531, Poppy, cone
Marked TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK 1531
Base: Electric lamp, No. 557, library, standard, table base, Old English design
Marked TIFFANY STUDIOS / NEW YORK / 557