Morgan Leaded Pansy Table Lamp
Absolutely the most spectacular Morgan lamp we have had the privilege to offer, with its hand-painted pansy flowers and fully leaded shade.
Created by J. Morgan & Sons of New York, this tuck-under style of shade with irregular border is obverse painted to depict pansy flower in various stages of bloom. This enameled decoration on irregular shaped panels of glass give the shade a 3-dimensional quality very seldom, if ever, seen.
The flowers are created in realistic hues of purple, blue, mauve, orange and yellows. The glass used in the flowers is a variety of textured and striated panels. Further accenting the shade are smaller green panels of glass representing the foliage. All of this is set against a soft green to white ground that allows the flowers to simply ignite.
Shade is supported by a 3-socket single-stem base with applied metal tendrils ending in leaves, all on a circular organic-looking foot. The base is completed acorn pulls. Similar examples of this shade and base may be found in the book, Mosaic Shades Volume II, by Paul Crist. SIZE: 18" dia. x 23" t.
CONDITION: Very good to excellent, with minor hairlines commensurate with age.