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Mosaic Turtleback Base

Mosaic Turtleback Base

We recently completed a Turtleback Mosaic base. The heavy bronze casting has a band of green turtleback tiles around the upper portionĀ  that are lit from within, and glass mosaic on the lower half. The finely detailed glass mosaic shifts from blue down to green and the process of hand cutting and fitting the mosaic…

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Lamp of the Week: 20″ Arrowhead

Lamp of the Week: 20″ Arrowhead

The 20″ Arrowhead shade has a distinctly arts and crafts feel to it. This pattern also has a fairly unique Tiffany Studios approach: while representational, the shade is also stylized and rhythmic in its execution. This strongly colored lamp begins with a sunset orange sky at the top. Delicate white flowers emerge from behind the…

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18″ Peony

18″ Peony

We were commissioned by a client in Georgia to create this colorful 18″ Peony shade. The flowers for this shade are a lush gold pink – meaning that gold is required to create the fuchsia color in the glass. The flowers are set against a summery blue sky, tinged with pink and green that blends…

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Lamp of the Week: 16″ Wild Rose

Lamp of the Week: 16″ Wild Rose

The 16″ Wild Rose shade has a wide border of rambling roses in bloom. The upper portion of the shade resembles the paving on a garden path. Created in 2001 for a local client, this shade has warm amber tones mixes with hints of green and pink. The flowers are rendered in delicate shades of…

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14″ Geranium

14″ Geranium

At this time of year, geraniums are the ubiquitous flowers that brighten gardens, porches, and yards. The 14″ Geranium is a compact shade that packs the same colorful punch as its potted inspiration, but will brighten a home year round. For this example, the flowers are a cheerful red tinged with white against a warm,…

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Lamp of the Week: 18″ Apple Blossom

Lamp of the Week: 18″ Apple Blossom

The 18″ Apple Blossom lamp is one of the four large tree-style Tiffany reproduction lamps we offer at Century Studios. This example was commissioned in 2011 by a client in the Chicago area. The cascading shade features a heavy cast bronze crown at the top and an irregular lower edge. The background glass chosen for…

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18″ Peacock Lamp

18″ Peacock Lamp

With their distinctively colorful plumage, Peacocks were often featured in Tiffany Studios windows, mosaics, and lamps. The 18″ Peacock is an elaborate shade design consisting of overlapping peacock tail feathers swirling across the surface of the shade. Horizontal border rows provide a visual resting point to the viewer. To create this shade, Bill chose three…

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Lamp of the Week: 20″ Lily Pad

Lamp of the Week: 20″ Lily Pad

Tiffany lamps usually feature plants and flowers rendered life sized, but the 20″ Lily Pad shade is an exception to this design philosophy. Consisting of just two elements, floating lily pads on water, this shade uses forced perspective to make the pads at the top of the shade appear in to recede into the distance….

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28″ Hollyhock

28″ Hollyhock

When Tiffany Studios designed floral themed stained glass shades, the flowers were rendered life size. To create a natural look, the size and shape of the shade will often be dictated by the flower depicted. The 28″ Hollyhock shade is an excellent example of how the subject influenced the final shade design. The vertical nature…

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Lamp of the Week: 16″ Daisy

Lamp of the Week: 16″ Daisy

The 16″ Daisy Shade is a Century Studios hybrid of a Tiffany Studios shade design. The shade pattern is actually the 16″ Black Eyed Susan, but for years Bill had been speculating that the pattern would look wonderful in daisy colors. While this variation is a Century Studios’ idea, it was not unusual for Tiffany…

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