Snowball Floor Lamp
The flower clusters of the snowball tree are made up of hundreds of tiny flowers grouped into “balls” of more or less the same size. Cutting each of these individual blossoms would result in a jumble of solder lines and diminish the effect of this light and airy flower. Instead, Tiffany’s designers relied on glass selection to render these clusters. Spotted glass mimics the tiny, individual flowers, and textured glass suggests the snowball’s uneven and irregular surface.
Tiffany Studios, New York (1902-1932)
Leaded glass, patinated bronze
Shade: Marked TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK
Base: Marked TIFFANY STUDIOS / NEW YORK / 375
Photo: David Schlegel