Wisteria Library Lamp

Wisteria Library Lamp

ca. 1901

ORIGINAL COLLECTION

The Wisteria is one of the most recognizable, beloved, and celebrated lamps created by the Tiffany Studios. Designed by Clara Driscoll, manager of the Women’s Glass Cutting Department, the Wisteria lamp is comprised of just under 2,000 pieces of glass. Each piece had to be selected, cut, wrapped in copper foil, and soldered together. It’s no wonder that this was one of the most expensive lamp models Tiffany Studios produced. In 1906, it retailed for a whopping $400.


Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company, New York (1892-1902)
Designed by Clara Driscoll (American, 1861-1944)
Leaded glass, bronze
Diameter 18 in
Shade and Base: Model no. 342, Wisteria lamp and shade, large
Shade: Marked 27770, 4, 4
Base: Marked TIFFANY STUDIOS / NEW YORK, TIFFANY STUDIOS / NEW YORK / 3158
N.86.IU.08a,b

 

Photo: Richard P. Goodbody