"Hanging Head Dragonfly" table lamp

about 1905-1910
Artist Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, 1848–1933), Maker Tiffany Studios (1900–1932)

Object Place: New York, New York


Overall: 84.1 x 57.2 cm (33 1/8 x 22 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Favrile glass and patinated bronze

On View

Robert P. and Carol T. Henderson Gallery (Gallery 228)





“Hanging Head Dragonfly” Table Lamp with “Mosaic and Turtle-Back” base


Shade impressed "TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK 1507-21"
Base plate impressed: "TIFFANY STUDIOS / NEW YORK / 355"
Outer perimeter edge of underbase impressed: "7"
Underside of interior rim on socket cluster unit impressed: "7" three times


Shade: By 1989, owned by Tiffany collector Harvey Weinstein, New York; 1989, acquired by Mr. Takeo Horiuchi of Japan for The Louis C. Tiffany Garden Museum
Base: By 1989, owned by Leonard Trent, New York; 1989, acquired from Trent by Japaense collector Hajime Funabashi, Tokyo, Japan; late 1990s, acquired by Mr. Takeo Horiuchi of Japan for The Louis C. Tiffany Garden Museum
Both: 2012, sold together by Horiuchi and The Louis C. Tiffany Garden Museum to Allan Michaan, Tiffany collector and auction house owner, Alemdea, California; 2012, sold by Michaan to the MFA, via Sotheby's New York. (Accession date: December 12, 2012)

Credit Line

William Francis Warden Fund, Frank B. Bemis Fund, John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund, Arthur Tracy Cabot Fund, Edwin E. Jack Fund, Morris and Louise Rosenthal Fund, Helen and Alice Colburn Fund, Harriet Otis Cruft Fund, Arthur Mason Knapp Fund, Ernest Kahn Fund, Helen B. Sweeney Fund, John Wheelock Elliot and John Morse Elliot Fund, and Alice M. Barlett Fund