Sunday, June 11, 2017

20" Lily Pad

Water plants and flowers were frequent inspirations for Tiffany lamp designs. The 20" Lily Pad shade shows a stylized pool where leaves float on the surface of gently swirling water. This is the only Tiffany shade design that is drawn in deep perspective with smaller pads appearing in the upper distance and becoming steadily larger towards the lower edge of the shade. The effect is mesmerizing and tranquil. An underline of half round glass jewels forms the lower border of the shade, making it even more unusual. To complete the water/marsh theme, the shade is shown on the highly detailed Cattail base. This lamp was commissioned by an international client.

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