An early original Hanging Daffodil Shade by Tiffany Studios, possibly designed by Clara Driscoll, featuring an all-over design depicting bright yellow daffodils rising from variegated green stems against a background of richly mottled glass which ranges from deep green near the lower edge to a milky opalescent white near the crown.
In this example of the shade, the centers of some of the daffodils are articulated in rippled yellow-orange Tiffany glass, a three-dimensional effect which enhances the naturalism of the shade.
The Daffodil was one of Louis Comfort Tiffany’s favorite flowers, and the iconic yellow blossoms appeared not only in a series of popular leaded glass Tiffany lamp shades, but also adorned the famous “Daffodil Terrace” at Laurelton Hall, Tiffany’s palatial Long Island estate.
American, circa 1902-04
Diameter: 28 inches diameter (71.12 cm)