Tiffany Studios Bronze and Leaded Glass Parasol Library Lamp
The green geometric shade signed TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK; base stamped TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK 1458. Height 30 inches; height of shade 6 1/4 inches, diameter 24 1/4 inches.
The present lot appears on the front cover of Architectural Digest, Vol. 52, No. 11, November 1995, and again in photographs of the living room in the feature article, "Bernard Jacobs, A Manhattan Brownstone for the Producer of Cats and Amadeus," pp. 234-7. The present Tiffany Parasol lamp was gifted by Broadway theater choreographer Michael Bennett to Bernard B. Jacobs, president of the Shubert Organization.
Bernard B. Jacobs
Thence by descent to the current owner
Additional Notes & Condition Report
Base: this model base is more often found on lamps with a "Lotus" model shade that are more shallow and therefore have smaller sockets that accommodate smaller lily-type bulbs; by contrast, the present base has six light sockets that are larger and accommodate larger bulbs, which is perfectly fine with this model (Parasol) shade because it is deeper; each socket has a dark plastic/bakelite type G.E. on/off switch; the sockets, switches, metal on/off switch on the lamp base, and the wiring and plug were not tested; the patina appears to be somewhat dirty and might benefit from a gentle cleaning or waxing; the wear and rubbing to the patina is consistent with its age and prior handling; the greatest wear and rubbing is perhaps occuring on the shaft; three small screws at the top of the shaft are missing but the absence does not appear to be of any consequence; the lamp is currently wired
Heat Cap: appears to be an original Tiffany Studios heat cap, however, it appears to be a variation of the more typically found cap found on this lamp model, which is instead pierced and has an upright short stem at its center; there is typical wear and rubbing to the patina, consistent with age and handling; fits well with the shade and base
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