Tiffany Studios generally produced floor lamp bases in two sizes for their leaded glass shades: the Senior Floor Base, monumental in scale measuring around six and half feet in height, and the Junior Floor Base, which stands at slightly over five feet in height.
This example of a Junior Floor Lamp showcases a 22-inch diameter domed leaded glass Peony shade, depicting maroon peonies in various stages of development from bud to blossom. The Tiffany Glass utilized for the flowers is a deeply saturated opaque glass in variegated tones of magenta and red which gives the peonies a rich velvety feel. The deep warm tones of the flowers stand out against the background glass, which is formed by a stunning translucent blue glass with heavy mottling, with several areas of dramatically swirled glass utilized near the flowers themselves. The contrast between the color and transparency of the floral motif and background are a testament to both the glass produced by Tiffany Studios and the glass selection of the Tiffany Girls who worked on this shade.
This exceptional Peony Shade is paired with a bronze footed Junior Floor Base decorated on the rounded foot with a pod motif, in rich brown-green patina.
Both the shade and base of this original Tiffany Lamp are signed, and the lamp retains an original reticulated Tiffany heat cap.
Diameter: 22 inches (55.88 cm)
Height: 65 inches (165 cm)