Referencing a rare Tiffany Studios original lamp, our clients requested that the metal branches extend into the body of the shade. These branches are usually rendered in a combination of metalwork (towards the top) and glass (in the lower portions). The allover metalwork gives the shade a distinctive look which highlights the delicate piecework in the flowers, leaves and background.
The glass for the background of this shade was chosen from many pieces of fracture glass, some transparent, some opalescent. The mixing of clear and denser glass imparts the natural look of a tree against a cloudy sky. The flowers and leaves are almost completely made from ripple and textured glass.