The Peony Hanging Shade is one of several Tiffany Lamps believed to be designed by Clara Driscoll, the woman at the head of Tiffany Studios' Women's Glass Cutting Department who was responsible for the conception and design of many early Tiffany Lamps.
In this example, the 28-inch diameter conical shade features a motif of vibrant magenta, pink and white peony blossoms depicted at every stage of development from bud to blossom. The flowers themselves are generally articulated in opalescent mottled and streaky Tiffany Glass, which is accented by a background of slightly more transparent streaky glass. The background glass ranges from shades of chartreuse near the lower rim to pink near the crown. Both the upper and lower border rows are articulated in rippled green Tiffany glass.
The upper and lower edges of the shade feature a beaded detail. The shade is signed.
A related example is in the collection of the New-York Historical Society (N84.76.1)
Diameter: 28 inches (71.12 cm)
Margaret K. Hofer and Rebecca Klassen, The Lamps of Tiffany Studios: Nature Illuminated (Skira Rizzoli Publications, Inc 2016), page 109.