The Cleveland Museum of Art

Collection Online as of July 19, 2024

Poppy Filigree Table Lamp

Poppy Filigree Table Lamp

(American, 1861–1944)
(America, New York, 1902–1932)
height: 58.5 x 42 cm (23 1/16 x 16 9/16 in.); Shade diameter: 42 cm (16 9/16 in.)
Location: not on view

Did You Know?

Brass filigree layered over and underneath the glass in the Poppy lamp helps define its blossoms and leaves.


In the 1870s a renewed emphasis on natural landscapes ushered in a generation of cottage gardeners who delighted in planting perennials in large quantities. Louis Comfort 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. Tiffany encouraged his designers to take inspiration from his garden by shipping fresh cuttings almost weekly to his studios. Ohio native Clara Wolcott Driscoll and her team of female designers created floral patterns for lamps and mosaics based on the colorful blooms of spring that became among the most sought after and commercially successful of Tiffany’s production.
  • ?–2018
    Charles Maurer [1929-2016], Cleveland, OH, bequest to the Cleveland Museum of Art
    The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  • Harrison, Stephen. “Acquisitions 2018: Decorative Art and Design.” Cleveland Art: Cleveland Museum of Art Members Magazine 59, no. 2 (March/April 2019): 10-12. Reproduced: P. 10; Mentioned: P. 11.
  • Tiffany in Bloom: Stained Glass Lamps of Louis Comfort Tiffany. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (October 20, 2019-June 14, 2020).
    Artistic Luxury: Fabergé Tiffany Lalique . The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (October 19, 2008-January 18, 2009); Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA (February 7-May 31, 2009).
  • {{cite web|title=Poppy Filigree Table Lamp|url=false|author=Clara Wolcott Driscoll, Tiffany Studios|year=c.1902–10|access-date=19 July 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

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