Lamp of the Week: 24″ Snowball

The 24″ Snowball shade is often mistakenly referred to as a hydrangea design – hydrangea flowers are conical while snowball flowers are round. Snowball bushes can reach heights and widths of 8 to 20 feet, and the large plant pictured is currently blooming in our yard. The flowers start out with green petals which turn white at full maturity. Flowers on Tiffany Lamps were rendered life sized making this large flowering bush a perfect subject for the generous proportions of a 24″ shade.

The irregular lower edge gives this design the natural feel of a large specimen with branches bent by flower clusters in full bloom. A wide variety of glasses were used to create this shade. Vibrant greens play against white and off white flower clusters. Hints of blue and purple dot the sky visible through the dense foliage. We created this shade for our showroom in 2012. Shown on the Bamboo Senior Floor base, this lamp is in a private local collection.

Written by Century Studios