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What is in the Showroom?

What is in the Showroom?

With the holidays fast approaching, we receive many requests asking what is available in our showroom. Here are the pieces that we have made up. At the top of the page is the impressive 28″ Grape Trellis Chandelier. This generously proportioned shade will become the focal point of any room. On the left in the…

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22″ Peony on Mosaic Turtleback Base

22″ Peony on Mosaic Turtleback Base

The peony was a favorite Tiffany floral motif, and the showy flowers appear with frequency in mosaics, windows and lamps. The distinctive bloom has over 40 varieties and is known as the “flower of riches and honor”. Peony flowers come in a wide range of colors, inspiring the glass artist to showcase spectacular glass when…

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Lamp of the Week: 15″ Spider

Lamp of the Week: 15″ Spider

With its three dimensional arachnid silently resting atop its web awaiting the approach of the unwary, the 15″ Spider shade elicits strong reactions from viewers. For this shade, we used a transparent sheet glass created at our studio (we no longer have a glass furnace). The lightly filamented glass perfectly captures the feel of a…

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Century Studios Lamp Bases and Metalwork

Century Studios Lamp Bases and Metalwork

Earlier this year, Odyssey Lamp Systems ceased producing their line of reproduction Tiffany lamp bases and metalwork. We have carried the Odyssey line of bases at Century Studios since we opened¬† in 1986.¬† With the demise of the Odyssey line, we now manufacture all the bases we offer. In February 2000, Willy Disselhoff, an independent…

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Lamp of the Week: 24″ Snowball

Lamp of the Week: 24″ Snowball

The 24″ Snowball is one of Tiffany Studios’ most creative shade designs. Covered in leaves and large flowers, the design encourages unexpected glass choices. Set against a lightly textured sparkling blue sky, a variety of off white and cream colored glasses are mixed with amber and green tones for the flowers. Emphasis is given to…

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Bat Lamp

Bat Lamp

Tiffany Studios introduced the Bat Lamp around 1903 and only four original examples of this most unusual lamp are known. While Western culture often presents bats as harbingers of evil, Japanese culture associates bast with happiness, a long healthy life and wealth, while Native American Culture view bats in a spiritual light, symbolizing acute powers…

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Lamp of the Week: 28″ Dragonfly

Lamp of the Week: 28″ Dragonfly

The 28″ Dragonfly (flying diagonal) is a Tiffany shade design full of energy and excitement. The swirling dragonflies dance across the surface of the jewel encrusted shade with rhythmic precision. Created in 1996, this shade is made almost entirely out of Lins glass with pressed glass jewels by Century Studios. Inspired by the sheets of…

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16″ Dogwood

16″ Dogwood

The 16″ Dogwood is a bright, cheerful shade design covered in large open flowers. Pink and white flowers tinted with purple and cream are set against a fresh blue sky. The use of mottled glass throughout the piece gives the shade a sun dappled appearance. The shade is shown on the elegant Lummis base. This…

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Lamp of the Week: 16″ Turtleback

Lamp of the Week: 16″ Turtleback

Turtleback shades are a unique category of Tiffany lamp that were created in an endless variety of shapes, sizes and colors. This 16″ Turtleback shade is made with a mottled green glass that is mixed with cream tones. The turtlebacks in the band are hand cut and faceted from the large 4″ x 6″ tiles…

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