An early and unique Tiffany Studios single-arm sconce, of petite proportions, together with a large white ruffled-rim opalescent shade. The shade is absolutely gorgeous, when held up to the light it displays a spectacular array of opalescent colors. I do not see a signature or series of numbers but there is a small round mark near the rim, which could also be from an over-tightened screw but appears a bit far up the neck for a screw. The fixture itself is quite simplistic, with only small hints of L. A traditional form “candle cup” bobeche flows down into a round lily pad section with a swirling design. The arm has a wire wrap under the bobeches and at the wall cap side has a small round fitting, both are typical design elements in fixtures made in the early years of the studios. The Socket is General Electric and the shade fitting is Victor. (see photos on my web page) They were all originally from the same estate, and saved by maintenance during renovations. Some highlights of this group were: Pair of rare entryway sconces with their original bronze backplates, A moorish “chainmail” ceiling pendant, Pair of incredibly rare double-arm, half-gas/half electric sconces, and 6 double arm “student” sconces. See photos on my web page. Condition : The shade is in very good shape with no breaks, cracks, or repairs. There is some remnants of paint splatter which can easily be removed, and 2 small chips to the fitter. The fixture is In need of restoration to the finish. The original wiring will need to be replaced Please read description and view all high definition photos using the zoom feature to inspect all details of the item. Send me your offers for a quick response! The item “Tiffany Studios Rare Early Sconce + Opalescent Ruffled Shade (ca. 1905)” is in sale since Monday, April 6, 2020. This item is in the category “Pottery & Glass\Glass\Art Glass\North American\Tiffany”. The seller is “period-salvage-antiques” and is located in Stockton, New Jersey. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Style: Art Nouveau
- Glassmaking Technique: Hand Blown
- Type of Glass: Opalescent Glass
- Brand: Tiffany studios
- Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
- Object Type: Lamp