A Tiffany Studios "Turtle-Back" table lamp

Circa 1902-1919; New York, NY
Shade signed: Tiffany Studios / New York / 1484-9; Base unsigned
The green leaded glass "Turtle-Back" shade on a three-light patinated bronze base with an ovoid body supported by three arms and decorated with a "Turtle-Back" glass band, electrified
Overall: 24" H x 20" Dia.

  • Provenance: The Alan Schneider Collection
  • Literature: Alastair Duncan, "Tiffany Lamps and Metalware," 2007, pp. 96 and 103, figs. 379 and 411.
  • Condition: Overall good condition with shelf wear, minor scuffs, and oxidation to bronze commensurate with age. This is an oil lamp converted to electricity with later added etched holes to the body for heat ventilation, reproduction heat cap, and enhanced patina. Base with lighted interior and pull chain, working condition unknown. Approximately thirty glass panels with cracks. One turtle-back panel with vertical crack, one turtle-back panel with minor chip to corner, and one turtle-back panel with losses to portion of the back. Wiring should be checked by a qualified electrician prior to use.

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March 2, 2021 12:00 PM PST

Monrovia, CA, US

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