This lamp is a rare early example of the Daffodil Table Lamp designed by Clara Driscoll, the head of the Women's Glass Cutting Department at Tiffany Studios.
This example, measuring 14 inches in diameter, features translucent yellow and orange Daffodil blossoms, several of which are articulated in mottled and early "ripple" glass. The yellow blossoms encircle the shade, with spiky mottled green leaves rising from the lower rim, against a background of mottled blue sky.
The shade rests on a three-armed bronze Swamp Flower Lamp base, an early design initially intended for oil fuel that has been converted for electricity. The base and the leading on the shade feature a rich brown patina.
Both the shade and base of this rare early Tiffany lamp are signed.
Lillian Nassau LLC was honored to lend this early Daffodil shade to the landmark exhibition A New Light on Tiffany: Clara Driscoll and the Tiffany Girls when the exhibition went on tour.
Diameter: 14 inches (35.56 cm)
Height: 20 inches (50.8 cm)
"A New Light on Tiffany: Clara Driscoll and the Tiffany Girls"
- May 8 - August 21, 2011: Albuquerque Museum of Art and History
- October 15, 2009 - January 17, 2010: Villa Stuck, Munich
- December 18, 2008 - August 30, 2009: Singer Laren Museum, Amsterdam