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"Venetian" desk lamp

"Venetian" desk lamp
"Venetian" desk lamp
"Venetian" desk lamp
"Venetian" desk lamp
"Venetian" desk lamp
"Venetian" desk lamp
"Venetian" desk lamp
"Venetian" desk lamp
ca. 1900-1906
Gilt bronze, glass
Overall: 13 × 20 in. (33 × 50.8 cm)
Gilt bronze and leaded glass "Venetian" desk lamp; shade made up of 3 horizontal and 16 vertical rows of mosaic motifs; first row of large ellipses, second row of squared cross and diamond design, third row of ovals with foliate design; glass colors include gold in the borders and background, and accents of bright blue, green, and red. Gilt bronze base has openwork section at top; central octagonal column with foliate decoration, and stepped platform set with green jewels.
Credit Line 
Gift of Dr. Egon Neustadt
Object Number 
stamped: on metal tag inside shade: "TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK 515" stamped on underside of base: "TIFFANY STUDIOS / NEW YORK / 515"
Gallery Label 
Tiffany Studios offered this lamp as part of the Venetian Desk Set. Priced at $250, the lamp was one of twenty-four matched pieces. Each item was priced and sold individually, but a basic set usually consisted of blotter ends, inkstand, pen tray, paper rack, paper knife, rocker blotter, memo pad holder, stamp or utility box, and calendar. The lamp was discontinued by 1910.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group