Yellow Gold Daffodil Lamp
16" dia. x 21" T
Daffodil lamps were produced by Tiffany Studios circa 1904. Featured on this page is our reproduction of the Daffodil shade on a Large Lily Pad base.
The pattern’s unusual feature is that the daffodils, with thinly cut leaves and stems, all face downward toward the shade’s two bottom rows. The design recounts the famous Greek legend of Narcissus who became enamored with his reflection while gazing into the water at a river bank. And so, the narcissus flowers (daffodils) admiringly gaze downward at themselves in the water.
Our shade features hand rolled glass of yellow and gold daffodils, mossy and bright green leaves and stems, a blue watery background, and trimmed with rows of clear purple glass. The glass chosen beautifully represents the colors of nature.
Shade and base together make a graceful, "airy" lamp depicting daffodils in a natural setting as head artist, Clara Driscoll, designed it for Tiffany Studios.
The Nouveau, organic style, Lily Pad Base is typical Tiffany. Finished in antique bronze, it has a single socket turn switch that takes a standard 60-watt bulb.