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Chandelier

Designer:
Designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, New York 1848–1933 New York)
Manufacturer:
Attributed to Tiffany Studios (1902–32) or
Maker:
Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company (American, 1892–1902)
Date:
ca. 1900–1910
Geography:
Made in New York, New York, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Leaded opalescent glass, metal
Dimensions:
H. 19 1/8 in. (48.6 cm); Diam. 20 1/2 in. (52.1 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh J. Grant, 1974
Accession Number:
1974.214.1a–ii
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 743
This delicate and graceful chandelier is distinguished by twelve golden Favrile shades, which Tiffany described as "blossom globes." Twisted and scrolled filigree and small bronze balls suspended from chains of varying length between the glass "lilies" contribute to the exoticism of the piece. The chandelier originally graced the New York townhouse of New York Mayor Hugh J. Grant (1857-1910).
Inscription: [on glass shade]: L.C.T.
Hugh J. Grant, New York, until 1974.
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