The Mosaic Turtleback base is one of Tiffany Studios most elaborate lamp bases. We were recently commissioned to create one of these large bases by a client in California. The generously proportioned base holds a 22″ shade.
Using the lost wax casting method, we cast this base in bronze using molds taken directly from an original Tiffany example. Once the raw castings are completed, Bill created the glass mosaic around the bottom of the base. The glass mosaic can be done in any color combination. For this base, our client requested a color transition from red to green.
Once the highly detailed mosaic work is finished, the turtleback tiles are set into the upper portion of the base. Each turtleback tile is cut to size and mounted into the base. The tiles are backlit when the base is complete. The red turtleback tiles were custom made for our studio.
We have a client in North Carolina who has recently commissioned two reproduction Tiffany Table Screens. Table Screens, often called Tea Screens, are three panel, miniature stained glass windows which are hinged to stand in several configurations. The first screen features blooming Iris. The lively floral panel design is repeated three times.
The second screen ordered by our client showcases multiple cobwebs entwined in the branches of a blooming apple blossom tree. This screen has a single image spread across the three panels and was created from transparent, textured glass. Each web is home to a spider, who is busily tending its web.