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25″ Mandarin Lotus

25″ Mandarin Lotus

The 25″ Mandarin Lotus is a symmetrically complex shade with an undulating accordion pleat surface. Tiffany Studios fashioned the shade to represent a large lotus leaf, with each lead line representing a vein in the leaf. Each of the 24 peaked ribs of the shade have a hand applied copper wire which accentuates the veining….

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Lamp of the Week: 24″ Poppy

Lamp of the Week: 24″ Poppy

With it generous proportions and unusual filigreed irregular lower edge, the 24″ Poppy with Filigree makes a bold decorating statement. For this shade, the flowers were made in many shades of red, orange, yellow and deep pink. The sparkling, lightly textured background glass is made from a glass that blends together the flower and leaf…

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Lamp of the Week: 28″ Poinsettia

Lamp of the Week: 28″ Poinsettia

We are completing a large lamp at the studio, so here is a second “lamp of the week’ presentation. The 28″ Poinsettia is the a generously proportioned shade that can be used as a chandelier, as an oversized table lamp, or on a Jr. Floor base. This example, commissioned in 2009 by a client in…

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Lamp of the Week: 18″ Poinsettia

Lamp of the Week: 18″ Poinsettia

Commissioned in 2008 by a client in Illinois, this lush 18″ Poinsettia has a deep blue fracture glass background peeking through the olive green trellis. The red poinsettias are a mix of textured and smooth red glasses. The shade is shown on the distinctive Osage Pottery base.

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18″ Flowering Lotus Lamp

18″ Flowering Lotus Lamp

The 18″ Flowering Lotus lamp is an astonishingly complex Tiffany lamp design. The integrated shade and base begins with a wide cluster of bronze lily pads which rests firmly on the table. Ten individual flower stems ascend from the pads, making their way up inside the shade, each ending in a light socket. The upward…

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Lamp of the Week: Showroom Lamps

Lamp of the Week: Showroom Lamps

During the Holiday Season, we often get asked what lamps we have in the showroom. Due to our very busy commission schedule, we have a limited number of stained glass lamps available for immediate purchase. Our current selection includes: 7″ Geometric on Antique Student Lamp (new patina on base) – Glass is ruby red mixed…

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New Wally Birds

New Wally Birds

Three new Wally Birds just arrived from Bur Oak Pottery. Inspired by pieces created in the late 19th/early 20th Century by the Martin Brothers Pottery, Wally Birds are named for their creator Wallace Martin, the eldest of this eccentric family of potters. Taking inspiration from the originals, each one of our exceptional bird jars is…

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Studio Hours

Studio Hours

Century Studios will be closed Thanksgiving Day, Thursday November 23. We will resume regular business hours on Friday November 24 through Saturday December 23. We will be closed Sunday December 24 through Monday January 1.

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Creating a Bronze Lamp Base, Part 2

Creating a Bronze Lamp Base, Part 2

In our previous post, we outlined how the waxes for reproduction Tiffany Studios lamp bases are made. Once the waxes have been created and cleaned, they are taken to our local bronze foundry. At the foundry, the waxes are “gated”. Wax rods are attached to the pieces to create a roadway for the bronze to…

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Lamp of the Week: 25″ Roman

Lamp of the Week: 25″ Roman

The 25″ Roman shade has an unusual flaring dome shape which is generally referred to as “elephant ear”. In addition to being an impressive table lamp, floor lamp, or chandelier fixture, this generously proportioned shade works exceptionally well as an inverted chandelier. This richly colored shade features fiery amber and red tones and is shown…

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