Sample pattern for a lamp shade

Tiffany Studios

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Floral motifs dominate some of the most evocative nature-inspired lampshades produced by Tiffany Studios. The tulip was a popular subject and as this sample pattern shows, the colors range from rich pink and deep red to a range of blues and greens for the foliage. This watercolor rendering on linen represents the first step in the making of a Tiffany Studios lampshade. Once approved, the sample pattern was then translated into a working cartoon (1980.497.14) used for the actual cutting of the individual glass pieces to create a lampshade. This pattern is part of a group of tools and objects, including a workbench, given to the Met by John Dikeman (1882–1967), the last head of the lampshade shop at the firm. (For example, see 1980.497.1-.9,.15, .23-.25).

Sample pattern for a lamp shade, Tiffany Studios (1902–32), Metal, cloth, glass, American

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