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"Old English" shade on Water Lily base

"Old English" shade on Water Lily base
"Old English" shade on Water Lily base
"Old English" shade on Water Lily base
"Old English" shade on Water Lily base
"Old English" shade on Water Lily base
"Old English" shade on Water Lily base
"Old English" shade on Water Lily base
Title
"Old English" shade on Water Lily base
Date 
ca. 1910-1913
Medium 
Glass, bronze
Dimensions 
Overall: 21 1/2 × 26 1/2 in. (54.6 × 67.3 cm)
Description 
Leaded glass and bronze "Old English" table lamp; paneled shade with 8 panels having rows of pale gold (orange when lit) quadrangular glass pieces; 4 panels have central heraldic emblem with red, green, and blue glass surrounded by green laurel wreath; 2" apron with pattern of broken circles; Water Lily base.
Credit Line 
Gift of Dr. Egon Neustadt
Object Number 
N84.26
Marks 
stamped on metal tag inside shade: "TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK 1914" stamped on underside of base: "TIFFANY STUDIOS / NEW YORK / 443"
Gallery Label 
The "Old English" lamp was introduced in Tiffany Studios' 1913 price list. The shade retailed for $100, and a companion base (model 557) was available for $65. Dr. Egon Neustadt called this the "Harvard" table lamp since it was supposedly made for the library of Harvard University, but there is no evidence supporting his claim.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group