Tiffany Studios, Arrowroot lamp on a rare cattail base, 1900-1920

Sotheby's April 1995 auction for the collection of John Mecom Jr.

the sharply conical shade with an allover pattern of upright spatulate arrowroot leafage in striated and lightly mottled lime-green, grass-green and olive-green glass tiles flanked by two rows of arrowroot blossoms with mottled opalescent petals and lemon-yellow centers, reserved against a ground in deppest purple striated with sea blue and sky blue; fitting onto a ring support above a standard well cast in medium relief with upright cattails, the expanding foot well cast with overlapping lily pads, rich green-brown patina, has finial, shade impressed TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK, base impressed TIFFANY/STUDIOS/NEW YORK 29717/11. Height 24", diameter 20 1/2".