This is an exceptional authentic original Tiffany Studios New York Dragonfly leaded glass lamp from circa 1900. The historic Louis Comfort Tiffany piece shows an adjustable height bronze base with curved vase like shape showing four lions paw feet moving upwards into a leaf-shape. The base and lamp show an excellent patina consistent with age and manufacture. The glass leaded shade show seven dragonflies with partly superimposed, raised wings having amber marble blown glass eyes and blue-ish-green partially opalescent bodies. The wings carry on top a fine a fine hand worked network of copper bars. The top of the shade show copper orange colorful partially marbled, vertically arranged, irregularly cut, elongated slices of yellowish-brown translucent glass with speckles in white and opal (this type of glass is referred to as confetti glass, one of the tell tail signs of an authentic Tiffany). The lamp shows three original turn-paddle knob light sockets and has been tested to function without flaw. The base is clearly and correctly stamped, “Tiffany Studios / New York / 391” and the shade is also appropriately marked, “TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK”. The light shows the original bronze finial having an lace like intricated design, a wonderful artful appeal which case whimsical shadows when illuminated. Provenance: Purchased by Dr. __ from Idaho. This exact lamp is shown in the publication “Louis C. Tiffany’s Glass – Bronze – Lamps: A Complete Collector’s Guide” New York 1971 by Robert Koch in figure 199 and 200 (screen) and figures 145 and 148 (foot). This exact lamp was sold in the Dr. Fischer Fine Art Auctions Kunstauktionen June 29, 2013 Sale in Heilbronn, Germany for $22,239 (shown in USD with premium) Lot Number 452. Also sold in the Dr. Fischer sale was a fantastic Lily Pond Tiffany Studios Lamp from the same collection as the lamp offered in this sale. This is truly a fantastic authentic original piece. The piece measures 22 1/2" tall with the shade measuring 16 1/2" in diameter. The lamp shows a different color when illuminated and has a wonderful golden or amber color to the glass when dim, another sign of its authentic original age. Tiffany Studios Dragonfly Table lamps are some of the most sought after pattern of Tiffany lamps with such examples in similar size and quality as the lamp offered in this lot for $200,000 for the Dragonfly Lamp at A.B. Levy's Palm Beach Sale, $180,000 for the Dragonfly lamp at Michaan's Auction, $228,000 for the Hanging Head Dragonfly Lamp in Sotheby's 2005 sale and $149,000 for the Dragonfly Lamps sold at Sotheby's 2013 sale.
For a complete representation of condition and for additional images please call 800-686-4216. It is the buyer’s responsibility to view each image and preview the item to determine condition.