This rare Grape Hanging Shade by Tiffany Studios once hung in the home of the Mayor of Bayonne, New Jersey.
The conical shade depicts a motif of a fruit-bearing grape vine growing on a trellis. Each cluster of grapes on this shade is articulated in a different shade of Tiffany Glass, ranging through multiple shades purple to a pale green with purple mottling. The glass selection is masterful; several clusters feature individual grapes which have been carefully chosen from a mottled sheet to suggest the three dimensionality of the fruit. Large green leaves and curling grape vines complete the scene.
The shade, which features a decorative openwork "crown" and beaded lower edge edge, is signed and retains its original bronze hardware.
A similar example is part of the Neustadt Collection at the New-York Historical Society (N84.73.1) and is on view in their permanent installation, the Gallery of Tiffany Lamps.
Diameter: 28 inches (71.12 cm)