Tiffany Studios, Pond Dragonfly, 1899-1920

This lamp appeared in Sotheby's June 1996 auction of items from the Collection of Roy Warshawsky.

The shaped domical shade with an allover pattern of dragonflies in flight around ripple glass rondels, in striated opalescent green, sea-blue, dusty rose and olive-green glass, the insects overlapping wings in striated opalescent glass, the rondels and lower border defined with rectangular tiles in blue, purple, lavendar, yellow and green striated opalescent glass; raised on a shaped cylindical standard below a bulbous terminal set with irridescent emerald-green glass cabochons, continuing to a circular petal molded base, has finial, brown-green patina; shade impressed TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK 6829, base impressed TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK/1435, accession number 82.20.23 a and b. Height 23 1/4", diameter 14 3/8".

Another rare example of this lamp was sold at Sotheby's, New York Sale 6691, highly important Tiffany Lamps from the collection of John W Mecom Jr. Houston Texas. That example was also illustrated in William Feldstein, Jr. and Alastair Duncan, The Lamps of Tiffany Studios. The cited example and the current lot are the only known examples of this model.

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