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American Decorative Arts
Designer: Karl E. Kipp, American, 1882–1954
Maker: The Tookay Shop, American, 1911–1915

Pair of “Princess” Candlesticks

1911–15

Copper

8 in. (20.3 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Stiner, B.A. 1945W
1998.78.3.1-.2
Karl Kipp worked in the Roycroft Copper Shop, part of a utopian community in East Aurora, New York, at the turn of the twentieth century. In 1911 he left to establish his own art-metal enterprise, the Tookay Shop (named after his initials). Kipp returned to the Roycroft Copper Shop in 1915 and remained there until 1929. The Princess candlesticks were one of the most popular designs produced at the short-lived Tookay Shop. The square bases and attenuated shafts were inspired by the Vienna Secessionist style.
Geography: 
Made in East Aurora, New York
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
American
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Lighting Devices
Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions, 1998,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (1999): 188, 190, ill.

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