Peony Border Floor Lamp

Peony Border Floor Lamp

c. 1905-10

possibly by Clara Wolcott Driscoll

(American, 1861-1944)

designer

possibly by Tiffany Studios

(American, 1902-1932)

maker

Leaded glass, bronze

200.7 cm (79 in.); Diameter: 61 cm (24 in.)

Bequest of Charles Maurer 2018.269

Description

In the 1870s a renewed emphasis on natural landscapes ushered in a generation of cottage gardeners who delighted in planting perennials in large quantities. Tiffany was among those who championed the lush, sometimes wild-looking displays of varied floral species in the garden at his Long Island estate, Laurelton Hall. He encouraged his designers to take inspiration from his garden by shipping fresh cuttings almost weekly to his studios. Ohio native Clara Wolcott Driscoll created patterns based on the colorful blooms of spring that became among the most sought after and commercially successful of Tiffany’s production.

See also
Collection: 
Decorative Arts
Type of artwork: 
Lamp

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