Lamp of the Week: 30″ Lotus Blossom Chandelier
Blooming water plants were a favorite design inspiration for Louis Comfort Tiffany. Arrowhead, waterlily, lily pad, and lotus flowers appear in windows, as decorative elements on numerous items, and in many lamps created by Tiffany Studios. The 30″ Lotus Blossom Chandelier is one of the most spectacular stained glass chandelier fixtures created by Tiffany Studios.
The shade consists almost entirely of large flowers and leaves supported by a fringe of stems at the top of the shade. The commanding size of this fixture calls for bold color choices. The fuchsia pink, red orange, and peach flowers play against a variety of green mixes in the leaves. Semitransparent fracture/streamer glass at the top of the shade lightens the overall feel, leading to the ornate fixture. The six chain fixture and irregular lower border give the piece a commanding presence. We created this fixture in 2011 as a showroom piece and it is now in a private local collection.


Written by Century Studios