100: Tiffany Studios. Leaded Glass Chandelier.
Fresh from a Garrison home In upstate New York where it has hung for 30+ years. Dimensions: 32.5" high x 22" dia. The exact nomenclature for this style of chandelier is unknown. Alstair Duncan in the 2006 publication "Tiffany Lamps and Metalware" explains: "many of the firms hanging fixtures were never identified by model number or name...some of these disappoint in their blanket anonymity...however, reveal in their interchange of components the seemingly inexhaustible permutations and, thereby, novelty, achieved by the firm's lamp designers: noteworthy, here, was the series of 'Moresque' or 'Moorish' hangers. These, comprised of combinations of glass and/or metal balls and blown glass shades or globes that hung by chains from metal armatures embellished with coiled wirework or bands of turtleback tiles, added an exotic flavour to the firm's standard lighting fare." Illustration no. 1086 in Duncan's book depicts a seemingly identical body to the chandelier being sold by Clarke while illustration no. 1078 shows a similar example with hanging shades. See illustrations and additional photos at www.ClarkeNY.com.