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Tiffany Studios
Nautilus Desk Lamp

Tiffany Studios  Nautilus Desk Lamp 1
Tiffany Studios  Nautilus Desk Lamp 1
American, circa 1906
Height: 13 inches (33 cm)

A charming and extremely rare Tiffany desk lamp comprising a Nautilus shell shade mounted on on a decorated bronze base, the leading and bronze finish in a rich brown patina. The shade is mounted on a hinge and is adjustable. The base features its original Nautilus shell in addition to the unusual addition of an inset border of polished quartz sea pebbles; this lamp was typically sold with inset Tiffany Favrile Glass “Turtle Back” Tiles instead of these rare natural stones. They were likely selected along the Long Island coast; Louis Comfort Tiffany frequently included natural materials like these translucent pebbles in his early designs, including for leaded glass windows and a rare Tiffany lamp shade made entirely of tiny sea pebbles leaded together as if they were pieces of glass.
Tiffany Studios  Nautilus Desk Lamp 2
Tiffany Studios  Nautilus Desk Lamp 2
American, circa 1906
Height: 13 inches (33 cm)

A charming and extremely rare Tiffany desk lamp comprising a Nautilus shell shade mounted on on a decorated bronze base, the leading and bronze finish in a rich brown patina. The shade is mounted on a hinge and is adjustable. The base features its original Nautilus shell in addition to the unusual addition of an inset border of polished quartz sea pebbles; this lamp was typically sold with inset Tiffany Favrile Glass “Turtle Back” Tiles instead of these rare natural stones. They were likely selected along the Long Island coast; Louis Comfort Tiffany frequently included natural materials like these translucent pebbles in his early designs, including for leaded glass windows and a rare Tiffany lamp shade made entirely of tiny sea pebbles leaded together as if they were pieces of glass.




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