Cypriot

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Object Name: 
Lamp with “Cypriote” Glass Shade and Lustered Ceramic Base
Title: 
Cypriot
Accession Number: 
79.4.117
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 81.5 cm; Base Diam: 21.5 cm; Shade Diam: 20.9 cm; Cap Diam: 4.1 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1895-1905
Web Description: 
This lamp is an unusual example of collaboration between Tiffany and an artist outside of his studios. Its shade is “Cypriote” glass and its ceramic base is by the French ceramist Clement Massier, who specialized in Art Nouveau–style luster wares. Although we don’t know how this collaboration came about, we do know Tiffany was aware of Massier: both participated in Samuel Bing’s first exhibition at the Salon de l’Art Nouveau in Paris in 1895, and Tiffany had examples of Massier’s work in his personal collection.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Marcilhac, Felix, Source
1979-05-23
Category: 
Primary Description: 
Lamp with “Cypriote” Glass Shade and Lustered Ceramic Base. Blown and iridized; lustered ceramic base, bronze fittings. A large ceramic lamp, with a long inverted cone shape, decorated with polychrome iridescent glaze; abstract floral motifs. Brown, domed-shaped glass shade, with areas of clear glass and leaf-shaped patterns. Small metal cap.
The Fragile Art: Extraordinary Objects from The Corning Museum of Glass
Venue(s)
Park Avenue Armory 2009-01-23 through 2009-02-01
The 55th Annual Winter Antiques Show
Louis Comfort Tiffany: Artist for the Ages
Venue(s)
Seattle Art Museum 2005-10-15 through 2006-01-04
Toledo Museum of Art 2006-02-02 through 2006-04-30
Dallas Museum of Art 2006-05-30 through 2006-09-06
Carnegie Museum of Art 2006-10-06 through 2007-03
 
Corning Museum of Glass (2009-01) illustrated, p. 7; BIB# 109342
Louis Comfort Tiffany : artist for the ages (2005) illustrated, pp. 94-95, Cat. 14; BIB# 84633
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1979 (1980) illustrated, pp. 6, 8; BIB# AI97143