Turtleback Desk Lamp

Turtleback Desk Lamp


This desk lamp is a combination of "turtleback" glass tiles, green glass cabachons and a richly embelished patinated bronze.  The turtlebacks are made of pressed glass with a highly irregular and irridescent suface. The base has a leaf design, and the shade has a stylized medieval pattern of rounded nail heads. The shade pivots on the base, and the turtleback tiles are lined with milk glass.  Circa: 1900-1910. Stamped: TIFFANY STUDIOS/NEW YORK/408. Height: 14-1/2".

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Duncan, Alastair. Tiffany Lamps and Metalware: An Illustrated Reference to Over 2000 Models. Antique Collectors' Club, Suffolk, 2007. p.87, fig.337.

Pepall, Rosalind. Tiffany Glass a Passion for Colour. Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, 2009. p.183, CAT. 142 (similar example).