Posts by: Century Studios

16″ Geranium Pair

16″ Geranium Pair

We began the new year by completing a matching pair of 16″ Geranium shades for a client in California. Scarlet flower clusters hover above densely mottled leaves in various tones of green tinged with red, amber, and blue. The background glass is a semi-transparent fracture/streamer glass. The shade is shown on the Flower Petal base.

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Lamp of the Week: 16″ Dogwood

Lamp of the Week: 16″ Dogwood

This 16″ Dogwood shade has a clear blue sky that is created from an unusual fracture/streamer glass with a hammered texture. The flowers and leaves are a combination of ring mottled, streaky, and fracture/streamer glasses. The flower petals are tinged with yellow, green, and pink, while the leaves have touches of amber and teal. The…

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Chain Mail Fixture

Chain Mail Fixture

This Chain Mail Lantern is the first of several we are making for a home in California. Tiffany Studios used chain mail for many different pendant fixtures and lamps, lending ethereal floating quality to the pieces. The fixture is made with a pale green glass, and chain mail can be made in any color.

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Lamp of the Week: 16″ Snowball Pair

Lamp of the Week: 16″ Snowball Pair

This pair of 16″ Snowball shades was commissioned in 2015 by a client in Michigan. Snowball shades invite creative glass choices and the varieties selected include ring mottled, streaky, and rippled glass. Beginning at the top with a medium blue/purple sky, the rich brown branches descend into foliage that is a lively mix of green,…

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Lamp of the Week: 28″ Lemon Tree with Birds

Lamp of the Week: 28″ Lemon Tree with Birds

The 28″ Lemon Tree with Birds is a Century Studios original shade design by Bill Campbell. This generously proportioned shade takes its inspiration from a Tiffany Studios pictorial wall mosaic. Groupings of blue and yellow birds nestle among tree branches laden with ripening fruit. This example has a tropical color palette with a strong emphasis…

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Lamp of the Week: New Designs Introduced in 2018

Lamp of the Week: New Designs Introduced in 2018

2018 was a busy year at Century Studios. In addition to the many commission and showroom pieces we created, we were able to introduce some new items to our ever expanding lamp offerings. Last year, we added two original shade designs, revived an original shade design that had been dormant for over 30 years, and…

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18″ Flowering Lotus, Part 2

18″ Flowering Lotus, Part 2

After transferring and positioning the foiled pieces onto the waxed lamp form, Irwin began soldering the 18″ Flowering Lotus shade. While Irwin soldered the shade, Bill began selecting glass for another lamp commission When soldering a shade the molten solder runs downhill, so positioning the shade at the correct angle is critical to getting a…

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Lamp of the Week: 18″ Poinsettia

Lamp of the Week: 18″ Poinsettia

This 18″ Poinsettia shade has a brilliant red flowers set against a sunny yellow/amber background and decorative trellis. Hints of green in the bottom border row give a visual link to the Kendrick Pottery base. This shade is warm and inviting shade was primarily made out of Lins glass. We created this piece in 2011…

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18″ Flowering Lotus, Part 1   and Holiday Hours

18″ Flowering Lotus, Part 1 and Holiday Hours

For the past six weeks we have been working on an 18″ Flowering Lotus shade that was commissioned by a client in North Carolina. With just under 1800 individual piece of glass, this shade takes time and patience to create. Louis C. Tiffany had an affinity for flowering water plants and the lotus, with its…

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Lamp of the Week: 16″ Poinsettia

Lamp of the Week: 16″ Poinsettia

The uncomplicated color variations of this 16″ Poinsettia shade give it a pleasing sense of order. Slight modulations in the green tones provide a calming counterpoint to the brilliant red poinsettias. The shade is shown on the Leaves of Grass Pottery Base (20″ tall). Created in 2005 as a showroom piece, this lamp is now…

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