Dragonfly table lamp

Dragonfly table lamp
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Gray, Nina. "The work of Tiffany Studios." The Magazine Antiques 167 (2005): 194-201.
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c. 1900-1906
Glass, bronze
Overall: 22 × 28 1/2 in. (55.9 × 72.4 cm)
Leaded glass and bronze "Drophead Dragonfly" table lamp on jeweled base; 22" diameter shade depicting dragonflies with outspread filigree wings and heads projecting below lower border of shade; design repeated nine times; background glass mottled yellow and blue near aperture progressing to blue near border; glass "jewels" blue; dragonfly eyes green, wings blue-yellow, and bodies orange-yellow. Adjustable bronze base with 33 iridescent balls around circular platform. Base model is 392.
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1 906
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Gift of Dr. Egon Neustadt
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This dragonfly shade, a popular model, was priced at $175 in Tiffany's 1906 price list. Prices ranged from $3 for small candleshades to $400 for large and intricate lamps. Considering that the average hourly wage in 1906 was only 17 1/2 cents, these lamps were an unattainable luxury for many.
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Creative: Tronvig Group