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Stunning Tiffany collection at NY Historical Society, pt 2

Favrile Shade, ca. 1910; the New-York Historical Society's Tiffany Lamp Collection is regarded as one of the world’s largest and most encyclopedic

Favrile Shade, ca. 1910; the New-York Historical Society's Tiffany Lamp Collection is regarded as one of the world’s largest and most encyclopedic

Daffodil Hanging Shade, ca. 1900-06; Clara Driscoll, head of the Women’s Glass Cutting Department from 1892 to 1909, has recently been revealed as the designer of many of the firm’s leaded glass shades

Daffodil Hanging Shade, ca. 1900-06; Clara Driscoll, head of the Women’s Glass Cutting Department from 1892 to 1909, has recently been revealed as the designer of many of the firm’s leaded glass shades

Oriental Poppy Shade, ca. 1910-13; Clara Driscoll’s weekly salary of $35 was on par with that of Tiffany Studio’s male designers, a reflection of Louis Comfort Tiffany's regard for her abilities

Oriental Poppy Shade, ca. 1910-13; Clara Driscoll’s weekly salary of $35 was on par with that of Tiffany Studio’s male designers, a reflection of Louis Comfort Tiffany's regard for her abilities

Snowball Shade, ca. 1900-06; the lamps in this exhibition reflected the prodigious talent of designers and artisans who worked in anonymity to fulfill Tiffany’s aesthetic vision

Snowball Shade, ca. 1900-06; the lamps in this exhibition reflected the prodigious talent of designers and artisans who worked in anonymity to fulfill Tiffany’s aesthetic vision

Laburnum Shade, ca. 1901-06; you can now get Covid face masks in some of the Tiffany shade designs from the New-York Historical Society's website

Laburnum Shade, ca. 1901-06; you can now get Covid face masks in some of the Tiffany shade designs from the New-York Historical Society's website

Nasturtium Hanging Shade, ca. 1900-06; the Morse Museum of Art in Winter Park, FL houses the world's most comprehensive collection of the works of Louis Comfort Tiffany, including the Tiffany Chapel he designed for the 1893 Chicago World's Fair

Nasturtium Hanging Shade, ca. 1900-06; the Morse Museum of Art in Winter Park, FL houses the world's most comprehensive collection of the works of Louis Comfort Tiffany, including the Tiffany Chapel he designed for the 1893 Chicago World's Fair

Grape Hanging Shade, ca. 1900-06; the New-York Historical Society rents out the Gallery of Tiffany Lamps space which can accommodate up to 350 guests with a glass staircase connecting the two levels

Grape Hanging Shade, ca. 1900-06; the New-York Historical Society rents out the Gallery of Tiffany Lamps space which can accommodate up to 350 guests with a glass staircase connecting the two levels

Snowball Hanging Shade, ca. 1900-06; Clara Driscoll was hired by Louis Comfort Tiffany to work at Tiffany Glass Company (later known as Tiffany Studios) in 1888 where she would work for most of the next 20 years

Snowball Hanging Shade, ca. 1900-06; Clara Driscoll was hired by Louis Comfort Tiffany to work at Tiffany Glass Company (later known as Tiffany Studios) in 1888 where she would work for most of the next 20 years

Fifteenth Century Base (ca. 1906-10) with Empire Shade (ca. 1910-13); I especially enjoyed seeing unique shades such as this one that departed from what we consider the traditional floral Tiffany shade

Fifteenth Century Base (ca. 1906-10) with Empire Shade (ca. 1910-13); I especially enjoyed seeing unique shades such as this one that departed from what we consider the traditional floral Tiffany shade

Mushroom Base (ca. 1900-02) with Lotus, Pagoda Shade (ca. 1900-04); in Boston is the Frederick Ayer Mansion, one of three surviving examples of Tiffany interiors, and the only surviving building also possessing exterior mosaics designed by Tiffany

Mushroom Base (ca. 1900-02) with Lotus, Pagoda Shade (ca. 1900-04); in Boston is the Frederick Ayer Mansion, one of three surviving examples of Tiffany interiors, and the only surviving building also possessing exterior mosaics designed by Tiffany

Turtleback Lantern (ca. 1900-06); artisans made the irregularly shaped turtlebacks, a Tiffany Studios invention, by pressing glass into molds; the thick, iridescent tiles were then incorporated into various products to dramatic effect

Turtleback Lantern (ca. 1900-06); artisans made the irregularly shaped turtlebacks, a Tiffany Studios invention, by pressing glass into molds; the thick, iridescent tiles were then incorporated into various products to dramatic effect

Roman Base (ca. 1906-10) with Rose Shade (ca. 1910-13); Clara Driscoll was one of the highest-paid women of her time, earning $10,000 per year (the year is not mentioned but I assume this was close to when she left in 1909)

Roman Base (ca. 1906-10) with Rose Shade (ca. 1910-13); Clara Driscoll was one of the highest-paid women of her time, earning $10,000 per year (the year is not mentioned but I assume this was close to when she left in 1909)

Roman Base (ca. 1906-10) with Colonial Shade (ca. 1906-10); around 1910, Tiffany Studios scaled back its production of nature-themed shades and introduced more historicizing models such as the Colonial

Roman Base (ca. 1906-10) with Colonial Shade (ca. 1906-10); around 1910, Tiffany Studios scaled back its production of nature-themed shades and introduced more historicizing models such as the Colonial

Library Standard Base with Favrile Glass Balls (ca. 1900-06) with Daffodil Shade (ca. 1900-06); believing that women possessed greater sensitivity to color than men, Tiffany relied on them to select glass for leaded shades with naturalistic designs

Library Standard Base with Favrile Glass Balls (ca. 1900-06) with Daffodil Shade (ca. 1900-06); believing that women possessed greater sensitivity to color than men, Tiffany relied on them to select glass for leaded shades with naturalistic designs

Wisteria Table Lamp (ca. 1901); one of Tiffany Studios most popular models, the Wisteria was priced at $400 in 1906 (about $12,000 today!), placing it among the firm's most costly lamps

Wisteria Table Lamp (ca. 1901); one of Tiffany Studios most popular models, the Wisteria was priced at $400 in 1906 (about $12,000 today!), placing it among the firm's most costly lamps

Peony Shade (ca. 1900-04); engaged or married women were not allowed to work at the company so Clara Driscoll quit when she got married but her husband died 3 years later; her second fiance mysteriously disappeared

Peony Shade (ca. 1900-04); engaged or married women were not allowed to work at the company so Clara Driscoll quit when she got married but her husband died 3 years later; her second fiance mysteriously disappeared

Tulip Shade (ca. 1906-10); several companies mimicked the Tiffany lamp style in the 1920s with cheaper, lesser quality models; in the past 30 to 40 years, forgeries have hit the market that can fool collectors and experts alike

Tulip Shade (ca. 1906-10); several companies mimicked the Tiffany lamp style in the 1920s with cheaper, lesser quality models; in the past 30 to 40 years, forgeries have hit the market that can fool collectors and experts alike

Cattail, Pond Lily Base (ca. 1900-04) with Arrowhead Shade (ca. 1904); workers in the Corona factory soldered together shades over a wooden mold incised with the pattern; they pinned the foil-edged glass segments in place, then bonded them together

Cattail, Pond Lily Base (ca. 1900-04) with Arrowhead Shade (ca. 1904); workers in the Corona factory soldered together shades over a wooden mold incised with the pattern; they pinned the foil-edged glass segments in place, then bonded them together

Apple Blossom Hanging Shade (ca. 1900-06); here's a link to a book on Tiffany lamps https://shop.nyhistory.org/collections/louis-c-tiffany/products/the-lamps-of-tiffany-studios-nature-illuminated?variant=25019050760

Apple Blossom Hanging Shade (ca. 1900-06); here's a link to a book on Tiffany lamps https://shop.nyhistory.org/collections/louis-c-tiffany/products/the-lamps-of-tiffany-studios-nature-illuminated?variant=25019050760

Hammered Cushion Base with Dragonfly Shade (both ca. 1900-06); Clara Driscoll ingenuously conceived of using a metal filigree overlay to render the delicate insect wings in her Dragonfly designs

Hammered Cushion Base with Dragonfly Shade (both ca. 1900-06); Clara Driscoll ingenuously conceived of using a metal filigree overlay to render the delicate insect wings in her Dragonfly designs

Good Shepherd with Landscape, 1909; this was designed for the chapel of Stony Wold, a charitable sanatorium in the Adirondacks that provided the wilderness cure for underprivileged women suffering from tuberculosis

Good Shepherd with Landscape, 1909; this was designed for the chapel of Stony Wold, a charitable sanatorium in the Adirondacks that provided the wilderness cure for underprivileged women suffering from tuberculosis

Seal Lamp with Turtleback Tiles (ca. 1900-06); in 1889 at the Paris Exposition, Tiffany was said to have been overwhelmed by the glass work of Émile Gallé, French Art Nouveau artisan and one of my favorites

Seal Lamp with Turtleback Tiles (ca. 1900-06); in 1889 at the Paris Exposition, Tiffany was said to have been overwhelmed by the glass work of Émile Gallé, French Art Nouveau artisan and one of my favorites

Bookmark Shade (ca. 1906-10); this is the only known Bookmark shade which was probably commissioned for a book collector's library; the shade design pays homage to 15th and 16th century printers through roundels depicting their marks

Bookmark Shade (ca. 1906-10); this is the only known Bookmark shade which was probably commissioned for a book collector's library; the shade design pays homage to 15th and 16th century printers through roundels depicting their marks

Water Lily, Twisted Stem Base (ca. 1900-06) with Old English Shade (ca. 1910-13); reminiscent of medieval stained glass, many of these historicizing shades paralleled desk set designs and were intended to outfit a gentleman's library

Water Lily, Twisted Stem Base (ca. 1900-06) with Old English Shade (ca. 1910-13); reminiscent of medieval stained glass, many of these historicizing shades paralleled desk set designs and were intended to outfit a gentleman's library

Woodbine Hanging Shade (ca. 1900-06); in 1881 Tiffany did the interior design of the 25-room, 11,500 sq ft Mark Twain House in Hartford, Connecticut, which is now open as a museum

Woodbine Hanging Shade (ca. 1900-06); in 1881 Tiffany did the interior design of the 25-room, 11,500 sq ft Mark Twain House in Hartford, Connecticut, which is now open as a museum

Water Lily, Twisted Stem Base (ca. 1900-06) with Poinsettia Shade (ca. 1906-10); Louis Comfort Tiffany was the first design director at his family company, Tiffany   Co., founded by his father Charles Lewis Tiffany

Water Lily, Twisted Stem Base (ca. 1900-06) with Poinsettia Shade (ca. 1906-10); Louis Comfort Tiffany was the first design director at his family company, Tiffany + Co., founded by his father Charles Lewis Tiffany

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