Lamp of the Week: 18″ Flowering Lotus Lamp

The 18″ Flowering Lotus Lamp is one of the most detailed and technically challenging lamps we offer. With almost 1800 individual pieces of glass within the confines of a relatively small shade, this piece must be meticulously hand crafted and assembled. Commissioned in 2017 by a California client, the coloration for this shade was inspired by the original Tiffany Studios example in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York ( A rippled water glass provides a glittering backdrop for the multicolored stems in the upper half of the shade. The flowers are created in tones of pink and white with tinges of yellow, green, and red to give the flowers depth. The shade flares to an irregular lower border that enhances the natural look of the lamp.

The 10 Light Lily Pad base (27.5″ tall) was designed by Tiffany Studios as an integrated element to the lamp. The base rests firmly on the table with a wide cluster of cast bronze lily pads. Ten individual stems ascend from the pads, making their way up inside the shade, each ending in a light socket. The upward thrust of the bronze stems is continued in the design of the shade. Beginning at the top the glass stems follow the trajectory indicated by the base as they cascade downwards to the glorious explosion of blossoms that fill the bottom half of the shade.

Written by Century Studios