Tiffany Studios Moorish Bronze & Glass Chandelier
Property of a Palm Beach Gentleman. A Tiffany Studios Patinated Bronze and Favrille Glass 'Moorish' Eight-Light Chandelier, circa 1900, the flush mounted ceiling fixture of circular shape with a pierced pendant rim, eight suspended chains ending with irridescent tulip shaped favrile glass shades, the shades alternate with chains terminating bronze spheres; the chandelier impressed Tiffany Studios, the shades etched LCT. Height 20 in. Diameter 16 in. (50.8 cm by 40.6 cm) Provenance: Christie's, New York, November 29, 1999. Lot 271, cf. for references and information on Tiffany Studios 'Moorish' influenced metal work and bronze see, Alastair Duncan, 'Tiffany Lamps and Metalware', The Antique Collectors’ Club, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 2007. Louis Comfort Tiffany (February 18, 1848 – January 17, 1933)son of Charles Tiffany (Tiffany & Co.) was an American artist and designer who worked in the decorative arts and is best known for his work in stained glass. He is the American artist most associated with the Art Nouveau  and Aesthetic movements. Tiffany was affiliated with a prestigious collaborative of designers known as the Associated Artists, which included Lockwood de Forest, Candace Wheeler, and Samuel Colman. Tiffany designed stained glass windows and lamps, glass mosaics, blown glass, ceramics, jewelry, enamels and metalwork.
Good condition with natural patinated bronze normal age wear. One globe contains an area of a small pea sized inclusion which is undectable by touch.