Tiffany Studios leaded glass and bronze geometric table lamp, circa 1910 Art Nouveau – Art Deco transition.
A delightful Tiffany Studios Lamp for that special place in your home. The size would be perfect for a bedroom or office desk and well as any living room.
Marks to shade: TIFFANY STUDIOS N.Y. 1421
Marks to base: TIFFANY STUDIOS, NEW YORK, 615
Lamp height 18.7 Inches (47.5 cm)
Shade diameter 14 inches (35.6 cm)
Condition: Good with 11 heat cracked panels. Heat cap flattened around lip to fit snug to shade. Shade is round and solid. Base textured and patinated with little loss to gilt patina. Wear commensurate of age and use.
Although Louis Comfort Tiffany’s company is best known by the name of Tiffany Studios, his vast creative enterprise operated under various names through the years. These include Louis C. Tiffany & Company (1878–85); Tiffany Glass Company (1885–92); Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company (1892–1900); Allied Arts (1900–1902); and Tiffany Studios (1902–32). Additional production support was provided by Stourbridge Glass Company (1893–1902); Tiffany Furnaces, Inc. (1902–19); and Louis C. Tiffany Furnaces, Inc. (1920–28). These too were Tiffany companies. Tiffany was the president and art director, the primary figure driving all production— artistically and technically. Tiffany, of course, was the son of Charles Lewis Tiffany (1812–1902), founder of the successful and influential jewelry firm, Tiffany & Co. Louis Tiffany advanced his reputation by his own name and his father’s. Tiffany once reportedly stated: “Go after the money there is in art, but the art will be there just the same.” These words are the sentiment of an artist who created a marketing machine, but who in the end allowed the artistic side to rule. Louis Tiffany’s financial backers, mainly his father, were called upon time and again to keep his companies solvent. His familial ties facilitated prominence at international expositions—a decided advantage for a young artist with big ambitions. His firms always exhibited aside Tiffany & Co. Louis Tiffany, therefore, was able to enhance the marketability of his own wares by capitalizing on the Tiffany name established by his father.