ca. 1902
Decorative Arts
Lighting Devices
leaded glass, bronze, mosaic-glass tiles
Overall: 29 1/2 × 20 in. (74.93 × 50.8 cm)
This lamp is one of only several extant Cobweb lamps designed by Clara Driscoll and made by the Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company. The large size, complex form, octagonal shade, and mosaic of glass tiles made this model among the most expensive examples created by Tiffany. The lamp’s intricate design, in both its construction and pattern of cobwebs and flowers, shows the skill of the artists working for Tiffany. The base of the lamp, formed of bronze branches that rise to support the shade, is decorated with mosaic glass tiles that depict Narcissus flowers. Clara Driscoll, who designed this lamp, was one of the most important and prolific artists working for Tiffany. Other examples of her lamp designs can be seen in this gallery.
not signed
Base of fuel canister marked: TGDCo [in monogram]/D 658/Tiffany Studios/New York.
Gift of Sydney and Frances Lewis
2018: Collecting for the Commonwealth Preserving for the Nation, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 1919-2018, Winter Antiques Show, Park Avenue Armory, New York City, NY, January 18 - 26, 2018.

"Tiffany's Glass Mosaics", Corning Museum of Glass, NY, May 20, 2017 - January 7, 2018

Louis C. Tiffany: Master of Glass, sVo-Musée du Luxembourg, Paris, September 16, 2009 - January 10, 2010; Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, February 11 - May 2, 2010; VMFA, May 29 - August 15, 2010

Art Nouveau, 1890 - 1914: Sources and Cities, National Gallery of Art, September 30, 2000 - January 28, 2001
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