Tiffany Harp Lamp

4,950

Super Rare. Here is a very nice TIFFANY harp lamp complete with the correct 7"shade. Please notice the high quality mottled glass and superb workmanship. The shade is properly signed TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK. Free of any damage or repairs.
The base has the original patina is properly signed TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK and is numbered #418, as shown. Has the correct hardware and GECO switch and works well.

LOUIS COMFORT BORN 1848 TO CHARLES LEWIS TIFFANY. HE GREW UP IN HIS FATHERS
JEWLERY BUSINESS. Tiffany founded his own firm in 1885 and focused on art
glass. Earlier, Louis had already registered for a patent on a new glassmaking
technique of combining different colors in opalescent glass to create vibrant,
multidimensional hues of color never before seen in glass. This challenged the
traditional approach of painting on glass to create multicolored effects.
Tiffany became an enthusiastic supporter of the European Art Nouveau movement,
challenging the current Victorian ornate style. Art Nouveau used free-flowing
designs based on nature that exemplified the characteristics prevalent in
Tiffanys earlier creations as a landscape painter. The use of light, color and
nature assumed greater significance in Tiffanys work as he developed his unique
approach to Art Nouveau. Tiffany's work was displayed in Europe at the most
important venue for the introduction of Art Nouveau, Siegfried Bing's L'Art
Nouveau.

In an effort to reach the interiors of a greater population, Tiffany
began to design lamps to allow more people to enjoy art and beauty in their own
home. Colored glass, Tiffanys lasting love and challenge, found fresh scope and
inspiration. While the windows served to transmit the light of day, the lamps
represent a new source of illumination independent of daylight. Fabrication of
the lamps began in 1885, with the majority of them being made between 1895 and
1920. It was not until 1899 that Tiffany publicly introduced the lamps for
sale.

Tiffany is best known for his designs of glass vessels, lamps and
windows, but he also created items in various other media including metalwork,
furniture, jewelry and ceramics, introducing enamels in 1898, art pottery in
1900, and jewelry in 1904. He established a metalwork department, producing
lamps, desk sets, and chandeliers that were sold through his New York showroom,
company catalogues and department stores. He designed most anything having to do
with interior design, including even textiles and wall coverings. His remarkable
career spanned over five decades, including his tenure with L. C. Tiffany &
Associated Artists, the Tiffany Glass Company, Tiffany Studios, Tiffany Furnaces
and the L. C. Tiffany Furnaces.

By Tiffanys death on February 18, 1933, the
popularity of his elaborate lamps declined with the rise of Art Moderne and
Expressionism. For two decades the designs of Louis Comfort Tiffany were
forgotten. It was not until the first Tiffany retrospective show in 1958 that
his objects were rediscovered by museums and collectors. Awareness of Tiffanys
craftsmanship escalated with an Art Nouveau show in 1960 at the Museum of Modern
Art.

Today the designs of Louis Comfort Tiffany are honored and treasured around
the world, confirming Tiffanys legacy as a visionary of Art Nouveau design AND
MOST ANYTHING WITH THE MAGICAL TIFFANY NAME FETCHES ENORMOUS SUMS OF MONEY