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Dragonfly, model 1462 (shade) Lamp, 1900–10

This is a lamp. It was designed by Clara Driscoll and the design director was Louis Comfort Tiffany and produced by Tiffany Studios. It is dated 1900–10 and we acquired it in 1977. Its medium is stained glass, lead, cut brass, gilt bronze. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This lamp, given to the collection by Andrew and Louise Carnegie’s only child, Margaret Carnegie Miller, was used in the family’s Skibo Castle in Scotland. The shade of oversized dragonflies, one of Tiffany’s most popular motifs, was designed by Clara Driscoll, head of the Women’s Glass Cutting Department. The lamp has always been wired for electricity, a technology Carnegie eagerly embraced.

This object was featured in our Object of the Day series in a post titled Tiffany and Carnegie.

This object was donated by Mrs. Margaret Carnegie Miller and catalogued by David McFadden. It is credited Gift of Mrs. Margaret Carnegie Miller.

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Its dimensions are

H x diam.: 54.5 x 53 cm (21 7/16 x 20 7/8 in.)

It has the following markings

On base: "Tiffany Studios/New York"; on shade: "Tiffany Studios New York"

Cite this object as

Dragonfly, model 1462 (shade) Lamp, 1900–10; Designed by Clara Driscoll (American, 1861 - 1933); USA; stained glass, lead, cut brass, gilt bronze; H x diam.: 54.5 x 53 cm (21 7/16 x 20 7/8 in.); Gift of Mrs. Margaret Carnegie Miller; 1977-111-1-a/c

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibitions Passion for the Exotic: Japonism and Passion for the Exotic: Louis Comfort Tiffany and Lockwood de Forest.

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