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28″ Magnolia, Part 3

28″ Magnolia, Part 3

Work continued steadily on the 28″ Magnolia this past week. Soldering the exterior of the shade takes time and patience. Our custom made shade holder was designed specifically to accommodate shades ranging in size from 10″ to 28″. Hot solder runs downhill, so it is important to be able to position and reposition the shade…

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Lamp of the Week: 12″ Apple Blossom

Lamp of the Week: 12″ Apple Blossom

We created this 12″ Apple Blossom shade in the mid-1990’s as a showroom piece. Set against a fracture/streamer blue sky that is sprinkled with purple and green, the pink and off white flowers commingle with delicately colored leaves in various shades of green. Supporting the shade is the Torpedo base, a stylized design that combines…

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28″ Magnolia, Part 2

28″ Magnolia, Part 2

(See our blog post from Sunday June 14 for Part 1) Work continued quite steadily on the 28″ Magnolia shade this week. After completing the glass selection and fitting the pieces to the pattern, both Bill and Irwin spent most of the week foiling the pieces. This is a time consuming step in the process…

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Lamp of the Week: 12″ Dogwood

Lamp of the Week: 12″ Dogwood

This 12″ Dogwood shade was commissioned by a client in Texas in 2015. The white flowers are tinged with amber, yellow and pink, while the leaves are a fresh spring green. A fracture/streamer glass background keeps the shade light and airy. The shade is shown on the beautifully detailed Chinese base (16″ tall).

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28″ Magnolia, Part 1

28″ Magnolia, Part 1

Alongside the Wisteria and Dragonfly lamps, the 28″ Magnolia is a Tiffany Studios signature lamp. Tiffany designed the shade for use with a Sr. Floor base and it also makes an impressive chandelier fixture. The shade depicts a large Saucer Magnolia tree in full bloom, and is covered in a fretwork of intersecting branches heavily…

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Group of 14″ Lamps

Group of 14″ Lamps

Back in the early 1990’s, not long after we moved our studio to downtown Minneapolis’ North Loop Warehouse District, we decided to have a showroom event which would include all the smaller shade styles we offered at that time.¬† We titled the display Tiffany In Bloom and included the six 14″ shades pictured. We also…

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10″ Turtleback

10″ Turtleback

Small shades can have a big impact in a room, and this 10″ Turtleback shade on the Ruffle base (17″ overall lamp height) is a perfect example. Commissioned by a local client, the glass in the brickwork is a heavily mottled jewel toned green. The band of hand cut turtleback tiles was chosen to blend…

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Lamp of the Week: 25″ Rose Bush

Lamp of the Week: 25″ Rose Bush

Covered in mature blooms, the 25″ Rose Bush shade is a generously proportioned Tiffany lamp that has an unusual flaring helmet shape. A subtle selection of lush greens and fresh pinks were chosen for this commissioned shade which was installed as a chandelier fixture by a Boston client in 2009.

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22″ Trumpet Vine

22″ Trumpet Vine

Trumpet Vine flowers come in a variety of colors ranging from the familiar orange, to yellow, scarlet, pink and even lavender, making the plant a natural choice for stained glass. The 22″ Trumpet Vine is a large, turban shaped shade that makes an impressive table lamp, chandelier or floor lamp. Supported by thick, woody stems,…

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Lamp of the Week: 22″ Peony

Lamp of the Week: 22″ Peony

The 22″ Peony shade is one of Tiffany Studios most successful lamp designs. The expressively bold flowers are perfectly captured in full bloom, filling the shade while being barely contained by the horizontal border rows. ¬†Blending together a delicious mix of colors, the flowers are a mix of fuchsia, red, and purple. Lush green foliage…

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