Sunday, February 21, 2016
16" Fish shade is an unusual Tiffany shade design. With the notable exception of the dragonfly shades, very few Tiffany designs feature wildlife motifs. Five Koi swim gracefully across the surface of the shade in a rhythmic pattern. Filigree overlays accentuate the fins on each fish.
This colorful shade was created using a lightly textured water glass and heavily rippled glass for the lower edge. Commissioned by a South Dakota client, this shade was created almost exclusively from Lins glass. Hints of orange, amber, and blue appear in the predominantly green background, while the deep amber colored fish are tinged with green and yellow. The shade is shown on the Shell Urn base.