Indian Basket Lamp

Indian Basket Lamp

c. 1902-10


Tiffany Studios

(American, New York, 1902–1932)

Leaded glass, gilt bronze

Diameter: 31.6 cm (12 7/16 in.); Overall: 43.5 cm (17 1/8 in.)

Bequest of Charles Maurer 2018.276


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This lamp features dichroic glass, which appears green in reflected light but glows amber when illuminated.


An admirer of Native American art, Louis Comfort Tiffany amassed a personal collection of textiles, baskets, and pottery, from which he and his designers drew inspiration. He was particularly interested in the way basket weavers formed their patterns using geometric grids, a look he re-created in designs for lamps, such as the Indian Basket lamp.


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