unusual varient of the popular dragonfly shade can be dated to the early
part of this century by the heavy lead lines used and the small rectangular
tag. This rare model is not as stiff as other dragonfly models as the
dragonflies are placed around the shade on a diagonal, rather than strictly
serving as a lower belt.
Tiffany Studios, Bronze Dragonfly Chandelier. 1900-1905
This lamp appeared in Sotheby's April 1995 auction for the collection of John Mecom Jr..
The sharply conical shade with an allover pattern of dragonflies in flight about the sides, their outspread wings in rich sapphire-blue glass streaked with purple, their bodies in briliant emarald green, their eyes in lemon yellow streaked with salmon, reserved against a rippled glass ground shading from sea blue to emerald green, to dusty rose and chocolate brown, the whole set with milky-white, dusty-rose and turquoise glass cabochons, the lower brickwork border in amber streaked and mottled with coral, sapphire blue and enerald green, impressed TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK. Replacement cluster, chains and ceiling cap. Diameter 28 1/4"