The conical shade displays a floral design that echoes the style of the Dutch Floral artists of the 17th and 18th centuries, in particular that of painter Jan van Huysum.
The all-over design is made up of both imaginary and representative images of numerous flowers and floral arrangements in colours ranging from deep red, to magenta, to orange-yellow, mauve pink and shades of white, all on a dramatic background of fractured and mottled glass that transitions from a rich forest green to a deep blue-purple.
The design has an upper and lower border of textured reddish-pink art glass.
The "Huysum Bouquet" rests on a vase shaped base that carries the same greenish-brown patina as the shade. The shade on its base stands 26" tall and is signed.
Most recently, a 22" Orchid lamp from the Porcelli Studio was one of the three top lots, exceeding its high estimate, during James D. Julia's Lamp & Glass Auction, held on June 24th, 2011.
During Michaan's November 2010 Auction, a 20" Porcelli Bouquet sold for $18,720, besting its estimate of $12,000-$14,000.
Michaan's Decorative Arts Auctions are co-coordinated by Specialist in Charge, Reyne Haines, Decorative Arts expert and frequent guest on the very popular Antiques Road Show television program. (Of course Reyne is also a key member of our expert panel.)
The August 12th auction includes works form the Tiffany Studios and glass from the private collection of Steven Lundberg.
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