Lamp of the Week: 16″ Fish

The 16″ Fish shade is an unusual Tiffany shade design. With the notable exception of the dragonfly shades, very few Tiffany designs feature wildlife motifs. Five Koi swim gracefully across the surface of the shade in a rhythmic pattern. Filigree overlays accentuate the fins on each fish. This striking shade was created using a lightly textured water glass and heavily rippled glass for the lower edge. Hints of orange, amber, and blue appear in the predominantly green background, while the deep orange fish are tinged with green and yellow. Commissioned by a South Dakota client in 2016, the shade is shown on the Shell Urn base (11″ height to the armset).

Written by Century Studios