Tiffany Studios, A Favrile Glass and Bronze Dragonfly Lamp on a Rare Mosaic Dragonfly Base, 1899-1920

This lamp appeared in Sotheby's June 1989 auction of items from the collection of Walter P. Chrysler Jr..

The sharply conical shade with an allover pattern of seven dragonflies with overlapping wings in striated olive green and emerals green glass and yellow green and amber cabochon eyes, the bulbous base cast with dragonflies and leafage in medium and shallow relief reserved against a brickwork ground of irridescent blue glass; shade unsigned, oil lamp insert impressed TIFFANY STUDIOS/NEW YORK/28866, accession no 82.20.55 a and b. Height 16 1/2", diameter 17".