Louis C. Tiffany Mellon House Waterlilies Luminaries

ITEM# LUM3134

Includes: 4 Luminaries and 4 water-activated, floating LED candles. Batteries included.

Create an artful candlelit effect indoors or out with a set of Modgy Luminaries. Just add water and drop in flameless water-activated LED candles to set the mood. Reusable and durable, they pop up for use and fold flat for space-saving storage. Includes 4 lanterns and 4 candles in every package.

The Story

This richly-colored landscape panel from Tiffany Studios was originally the centerpiece of a ten-panel window designed for the landing of a massive marble staircase in the Pittsburgh home of Richard B. Mellon (1858–1933).

Mellon, a member of the influential banking family, built the sixty-room house in 1908–9. The panel’s design makes brilliant use of the reforms brought to glassmaking by Louis Comfort Tiffany. With opalescent glass alone, the panel presents an evocative scene of rippling water, floating waterlilies, and a footbridge draped with roses. Different types of glass produce various effects. Foliage, or confetti glass, for example creates flecks of pink in the roses and mimics the light and shadow of leaves. Dramatic and peaceful at once, the experience of the window in its original location must have been unforgettable.

Tiffany Studios, New York City, 1902–32
Mellon House Waterlilies, c. 1908
Richard Beatty Mellon house, Pittsburgh, 1908–40
Charles Hosmer Morse Museum
Winter Park Florida

Details

Included: 4 luminaries, 4 LED candles and 4 Lithium batteries per package. Luminaries arrive flat and expand with water.

Dimensions: 6" X 6.5"

Materials: BPA Free Plastic

Color: Multi-Color

Care: Rinse with water and dish soap. Leave open to dry, store flat.

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