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M968.7.1
Artist / Maker : Tiffany, Louis Comfort ; Tiffany Studios
Title : Untitled (Original Tiffany Lamp)
Date (Execution) : c. 1895-1932
Geographical Origin : New York, United States
Cultural Group : American
Style / Period : Arts and Crafts
Medium / Material  : Stained glass; leaded shade; copper foil technique
Support / Technique : Copper Foil Technique
Object Type : electric lamps (lighting device forms)
Visual Description : Lamp with art glass shade (green) and lily-pad base. Leaded shade in Copper Foil Technique, water lily pattern. Tiffany lamps came into production in 1895, each lampshade handmade by glass artisans. Its cast base is designed with lily pads radiating outward from the centre. Botanical forms were a favoured motif in Arts and Crafts and Art Nouveau furnishings, reproducing both local and exotic plant varieties as a way to bring nature indoors. The electric cord shows that it filled an early market for electric lamps which came into fashion around the beginning of the last century; Tiffany sold his first electric lamp in 1899. The leaded art glass shade features panels ranging from opalescent white to green hues, in a range of geometric shapes around the dome.
Accession # : M968.7.1
Width (cm) : 41.00
Height (cm) : 60.00
Depth (cm) : 0.00
Mandatory Credit : University of Victoria Acquisition Fund
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