Posts by: Century Studios

14″ Daffodil

14″ Daffodil

New to our studio showroom is this 14″ Daffodil lamp.  Daffodils are one of the earliest flowers to bloom in springtime. Bright and showy, daffodils were also Louis Comfort Tiffany’s favorite flower and it comes as no surprise that there are many Tiffany daffodil shades in multiple sizes and shapes. The 14″ Daffodil is the…

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Mermaid w/Nautilus Lamp

Mermaid w/Nautilus Lamp

Mermaids, the legendary half human/half aquatic creatures, have appeared in folklore and inspired artists of every civilization for thousands of years. The Mermaid w/Nautilus Shell is a unique Tiffany Studios lamp design. The cast bronze mermaid rises out of a churning sea carrying a lighted nautilus shell above her head. The mermaid base was sculpted…

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22″ Elaborate Peony

22″ Elaborate Peony

With over 200 pieces more than the standard 22″ Peony, the 22″ Elaborate Peony is an aptly named shade design. This complicated lamp pattern has also become known as the Windswept Peony, but it is called “elaborate” on the original Tiffany Studios list. The multitude of pieces in this complex floral design are like brush…

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From the Studio Archive – 16″ Fish 2014

From the Studio Archive – 16″ Fish 2014

The 16″ Fish shade is one of our favorite Tiffany Studios shade designs. The shade shows a school of five Koi gently swimming in a pond, weaving amongst plant life. With their elegant swirling bodies, filigreed fins and tails, the fish form a rhythmic design across the surface of the shade. Created as a showroom…

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Preparing the Lamp Form

Preparing the Lamp Form

As we progress with the foiling on the 22″ Elaborate Peony shade, it is time to prepare the lamp form. To hold the pieces of glass in place for soldering, the Fiberglas form is coated in a layer of sticky wax. We heat up our in-house made beeswax-based mixture and paint onto the form so…

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Lily Lamps

Lily Lamps

This past week, Irwin Terry has been busy working on several lily table lamps. The reproduction 7 Light Lily Table Lamp was commissioned by a local client. Blown glass flowers elegantly rise up on slender stems from cast bronze lily pads. This exceptional lamp was mind blowing when it was first introduced. Every part of…

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10″ Pony Wisteria

10″ Pony Wisteria

The 10″ Pony Wisteria lamp packs a lot of personality into a petite package. With over 870 individual pieces of glass, the shade has as many pieces as many of the large 22″ shades patterns! Bill Campbell meticulously chose every piece of glass, skillfully blending multiple richly toned glasses. Once the glass was chosen, Irwin…

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