Lamp of the Week: 18″ Peacock

With their distinctively colorful plumage, Peacocks were often featured in Tiffany Studios windows, mosaics, and lamps. The 18″ Peacock is an elaborate shade design consisting of overlapping peacock tail feathers swirling across the surface of the shade. Tiffany Studios designed the Peacock base specifically for this shade. The shape of the base swells at the top, mimicking the bird’s feathered breast. The lower portion of the base is decorated with more tail feathers, each of which has a stained glass eye at its center.

Three different styles of rippled glass were used to create this piece. The completed shade has a sparkling surface with a lot of visual and tactile interest. Deep emerald green blends with yellow and blue to subtly define the feathers. The shade’s horizontal border colors play off the colors of the eyes.

We created this 18″ Peacock lamp (29.5″ tall) as a showroom piece in 2018 and it is now in a private local collection.

Written by Century Studios