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"Bookmark" floor lamp

Object Number: 
N84.36.1
Date: 
ca. 1906-1910
Medium: 
Glass, bronze
Dimensions: 
Overall (height, diameter): 77 × 26 in. (195.6 × 66 cm)
Marks: 
stamped: on metal tag inside shade: "TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK"stamped on underside of base: "TIFFANY STUDIOS / NEW YORK / 376"
Description: 

Leaded glass and bronze "Bookmark" lampshade; 26" domed shade with elaborate apron consisting of 8 circular motifs representing colophons of master printers; upper border composed of rectangular strips of green glass interrupted by tiny round and square jewels of different colors. Shown with bronze floriform floor lamp base (N84.36.2) and cap (N84.36.3).

Gallery Label: 

The "Bookmark" shade, featuring emblems of early master printers, was especially suitable for lighting a bibliophile's library. Matching desk set pieces in the Bookmark pattern, such as inkwells, letter holders, and picture frames, were also available at the Tiffany Studios showroom.

Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. Egon Neustadt
Provenance: 

Lillian Nassau Ltd., 1968

Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group