Tiffany Studios Favrile Glass Arabian Desk Lamp

  • This magnificent Tiffany Studios lamp is crafted of the company’s famed Favrile glass
  • Known as an Arabian lamp, it features a luminescent snakeskin-like motif
  • The lamp also boasts a subtle iridescence, the most coveted characteristic of Favrile glass
  • To find an original glass shade and base together is an exceptional rarity
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Item No. 31-0352

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This exceptional desk lamp by Tiffany Studios is crafted entirely from the firm's legendary Favrile glass. Known as an Arabian lamp, the rare piece is decorated with a stunning gold iridescent snakeskin motif throughout, with three applied "pig tails" on its base and crown. It is exceptionally rare to find a Tiffany Arabian lamp complete with its matching base; most found today are fitted with a far less ornate bronze base. This example, complete with both a Favrile glass shade and base of Tiffany’s invention, is one of the rare few still in existence.

Inspired by the fluidity and translucence of ancient Roman and Middle Eastern glass, Louis C. Tiffany produced blown glass, named "Favrile," between 1891 and 1928. The glass became renowned for its colorful opalescent and iridescent finishes. In sharp contrast to more "industrial art" and commercially produced pieces, the Favrile collection featured hand-crafted objects that were both beautiful and functional. This Arabian desk lamp is one of the finest examples of these highly desirable collectors’ items.

A similar, though less ornate Arabian lamp is pictured in Tiffany Lamps and Metalware: An Illustrated Reference of over 2000 Models by A. Duncan on p. 64, no. 241.

Circa 1910

Engraved “L.C.T Favrile” on the shade

6 3/4" diameter x 13 3/4" high
Tiffany Studios Favrile Glass Arabian Desk Lamp
Maker: Tiffany Studios
Period: 20th Century
Origin: America
Type: Lamps
Depth: 6.75 Inches
Width: 6.75 Inches
Height: 13.75 Inches
Style: Art Nouveau

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