Because of their popularity, Tiffany Studios created dragonfly shades in many different sizes and styles. The smallest dragonfly shade is the 14″, a design which features smaller filigreed dragonflies than those which appear on any of the other dragonfly shade designs. The background of the shade also is studded with a smattering of half-round pressed glass jewels.
We recently completed the 14″ dragonfly lamp pictured at the right. Blending from a light blue/white at the top of the shade to deep watery blues, the background glass is enhanced by the cobalt blue jewels. The dragonflies have powder blue filigreed wings and green bodies. This lamp is currently available for purchase in our showroom.
In the photo at the top of the posting, Irwin is shown soldering the inside of the shade before attaching the lower rim to finish the shade. Once completed, the etched metal filigrees are soldered into position over the glass bodies and wings of the dragonflies.
The 14″ Dragonfly shade remains as popular today as when Tiffany Studios first offered it. To the left and below we are showing a few of the many examples of this design that we have created over the years. As you can see from the photos, this shade looks good in any color scheme. This shade works well on a number of lamp bases. The blue dragonfly is shown on the Mushroom base. The other examples pictured here are shown on the Dragonfly Stemmed Mosaic Base, which Tiffany Studios designed to go with this shade.