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16″ Turtleback

16″ Turtleback

The 16″ Turtleback is one of our more popular sizes of turtleback shade that we offer. The amber tones of the turtleback band are echoed in the Square Turtleback base. Both shade and the cast bronze base are made at our studio. This lamp was commissioned by a client in Maine.

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Lamp of the Week: 16″ Fish

Lamp of the Week: 16″ Fish

The 16″ Fish is one of Tiffany Studios’ more unusual pond theme shade motifs. The shade features five elongated Koi gently gliding across the surface of the shade amid water plants. This example, created in 2015 for an out of state client, used a lightly textured glass for the water and the vivid coloration of…

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20″ Lily Pad

20″ Lily Pad

Water plants and flowers were frequent inspirations for Tiffany lamp designs. The 20″ Lily Pad shade shows a stylized pool where leaves float on the surface of gently swirling water. This is the only Tiffany shade design that is drawn in deep perspective with smaller pads appearing in the upper distance and becoming steadily larger…

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Lamp of the Week: 28″ Grape

Lamp of the Week: 28″ Grape

The distinctive foliage and plentiful fruit produced by climbing grape vines were a popular motif in Tiffany windows and lamps. This 28″ Grape design is a variation on the 28″ Grape Trellis shade, and we were able to obtain this rare non-repeating pattern from an original Tiffany lamp in a local collection. For this example,…

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Smaller Geometric Shades

Smaller Geometric Shades

In between larger projects we are often creating smaller geometric shades. Here is a selection of smaller shades we have recently completed. A striking red glass was used for the 7″ Geometric shade. The shade was mated with our Piano Lamp base to create an accent lamp with a distinctive profile. Shade and base were…

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Lamp of the Week: 16″ Vine Ornament

Lamp of the Week: 16″ Vine Ornament

With its wide band of swirling leaves, the 16″ Vine Ornament shade is a a nice transition between a floral and geometric style of shade. We created this shade in 2006 from a lively green and yellow glass. The leaves were cut from a ripple glass, which enhances the windswept movement of the design. The…

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14″ Dragonfly

14″ Dragonfly

The 14″ Dragonfly shade is the smallest of the Tiffany dragonfly themed shades we create. This example, commissioned by a client in Puerto Rico, is boldly colored. Starting at the top, the shade shifts from light green, through deeper green tones and into a vibrant cobalt blue at the bottom. The iridescent blue mosaic on…

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Lamp of the Week: 20″ Azalea

Lamp of the Week: 20″ Azalea

The 20″ Azalea shade has several features that give it a unique personality. The modified turban shape compliments the dense tangle of flowering branches. Abundant leaves, buds and flowers cover the shade creating a complex picture of this distinctive bush in full springtime bloom. The open flowers also have an unusual detail where three dimensional…

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28″ Hollyhock

28″ Hollyhock

Louis Comfort Tiffany liked accuracy in the scale of flowers depicted on his shades. Consequently, the generous size of a large Tiffany Studios 28″ cone-shaped shade is the perfect vehicle for featuring hollyhock flowers. Hollyhocks come in over 60 varieties, and their tall erect stalks blossom with flowers in a rainbow of colors. Because of…

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New York Historical Society Tiffany Lamps Gallery

New York Historical Society Tiffany Lamps Gallery

Last week, we visited the New York Historical Society to view the remodeled Tiffany Lamp Gallery. The gallery showcases 100 Tiffany lamps from the collection of Dr. Egon Neustadt which are now once again on permanent display in the newly designed two story setting. Dr. Egon Neustadt and his wife purchased their first Tiffany lamp…

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