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16″ Geometric Cone

16″ Geometric Cone

With its emphasis on vertical rather than horizontal rows, the 16″ Geometric Cone is a refreshing variation on most Tiffany geometric shade designs. As the rows widen towards the lower portion of the shade, the height of the pieces change to accommodate the shape of the shade. Commissioned by a client in California, this shade…

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Lamp of the Week: 18″ Peony

Lamp of the Week: 18″ Peony

One of our most popular shade patterns is the 18″ Peony. The combination of large flowers, an unusual turban shape, and the multitude of potential color choices make this a design that will work in any decor. For this example, our client requested strong red flowers against an amber background. The resulting shade exudes a…

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20″ Poppy

20″ Poppy

The 20″ Poppy is one of Tiffany Studios’ most successful lamp patterns. Ascending from a horizontal band of leaves, the flowers and buds rise up on slender stems represented by the vertical lead lines to fill the upper two thirds of the shade. The addition of metal filigree overlays on the flower centers and leaves…

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Lamp of the Week: 18″ Clematis

Lamp of the Week: 18″ Clematis

The 18″ Clematis is a beautifully designed Tiffany shade with a non-repeating pattern. Covered in a mass of large blue and purple flowers set against a green fracture/streamer glass background, much of the glass for this shade was created by the Lins and Schlitz glass foundries. Both of these glass foundries closed in the 1990’s…

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Lamp of the Week: 16″ Fish

Lamp of the Week: 16″ Fish

The 16″ Fish shade is an unusual Tiffany shade design. With the notable exception of the dragonfly shades, very few Tiffany designs feature wildlife motifs. Five Koi swim gracefully across the surface of the shade in a rhythmic pattern. Filigree overlays accentuate the fins on each fish. This striking shade was created using a lightly…

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Foundry Week

Foundry Week

At Century Studios, we now create all of our bases and metalwork in house. This past Monday was a foundry pickup and drop off day. These are raw bronze castings that will be worked on for upcoming projects.

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Lamp of the Week: 12″ Apple Blossom

Lamp of the Week: 12″ Apple Blossom

The turban shaped 12″ Apple Blossom shade makes a wonderful accent or desk lamp. For this shade, we chose a golden color scheme. Rich amber tones were used throughout the shade, with pink and white flowers and light spring green leaves. The shade is shown on the Chinese base (16″ tall). Each of the four…

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16″ Dragonfly

16″ Dragonfly

Dragonfly shades come in many sizes and can be created in any color. For this 16″ Dragonfly, we used a rich, velvety blue and green mix for the body of the shade. The green in the background is echoed in the border rows. The seven dragonflies that encircle the shade have deep blue bodies and…

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Lamp of the Week: 22″ Dogwood

Lamp of the Week: 22″ Dogwood

Like many flowering trees, the Dogwood was a favorite subject for Tiffany lamps and windows. The 22″ Dogwood shade is generously proportioned, and the large flowers are set against horizontal rows which give the design structure and suggest an architectural element. We created this shade for our showroom in 2016 and and is now in…

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