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22″ Elaborate Peony

22″ Elaborate Peony

With over 200 pieces more than the standard 22″ Peony, the 22″ Elaborate Peony is an aptly named shade design. This complicated lamp pattern has also become known as the Windswept Peony, but it is called “elaborate” on the original Tiffany Studios list. The multitude of pieces in this complex floral design are like brush…

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From the Studio Archive – 16″ Fish 2014

From the Studio Archive – 16″ Fish 2014

The 16″ Fish shade is one of our favorite Tiffany Studios shade designs. The shade shows a school of five Koi gently swimming in a pond, weaving amongst plant life. With their elegant swirling bodies, filigreed fins and tails, the fish form a rhythmic design across the surface of the shade. Created as a showroom…

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Preparing the Lamp Form

Preparing the Lamp Form

As we progress with the foiling on the 22″ Elaborate Peony shade, it is time to prepare the lamp form. To hold the pieces of glass in place for soldering, the Fiberglas form is coated in a layer of sticky wax. We heat up our in-house made beeswax-based mixture and paint onto the form so…

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Lily Lamps

Lily Lamps

This past week, Irwin Terry has been busy working on several lily table lamps. The reproduction 7 Light Lily Table Lamp was commissioned by a local client. Blown glass flowers elegantly rise up on slender stems from cast bronze lily pads. This exceptional lamp was mind blowing when it was first introduced. Every part of…

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10″ Pony Wisteria

10″ Pony Wisteria

The 10″ Pony Wisteria lamp packs a lot of personality into a petite package. With over 870 individual pieces of glass, the shade has as many pieces as many of the large 22″ shades patterns! Bill Campbell meticulously chose every piece of glass, skillfully blending multiple richly toned glasses. Once the glass was chosen, Irwin…

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Lamp of the Week: 28″ Laburnum

Lamp of the Week: 28″ Laburnum

The 28″ Laburnum is one of the largest reproduction Tiffany shades we create. With over 2000 individual pieces of glass, it is also one of the most time consuming shades to produce. The laburnum has an irregular lower edge, lending an air of naturalism to the piece. For this example we combined mottled glass in…

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New Parts and Hardware

New Parts and Hardware

We continue to add new parts to our Century Studios line of reproduction Tiffany metalwork. We recently acquired an original Tiffany Studios 6″ Bamboo Cap and are pleased to reproduce this very rare cap. Cast in bronze, our reproduction cap is an exotic accent atop any large shade, and provides the perfect finishing touch for…

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Lamp of the Week: 14″ Tulip

Lamp of the Week: 14″ Tulip

This 14″ Tulip was commissioned by a local client in 2002. Purple tulips with fresh green leaves dance over the surface of the shade. The background glass used for this shade was a delicate peach and green mix with a lightly textured surface made by the Lins Glass Foundry in the 1990’s. The shade is…

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22″ Tulip, Part 2

22″ Tulip, Part 2

The 22″ Tulip shade has been completed and shipped to our client. In our post last week, we showed the construction process up to the point where the pieces were being hand foiled. Work progressed steadily and once the foiling was complete, Bill Campbell moved on to work on the layout for our next shade…

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Lamp of the Week: 18″ Turtleback

Lamp of the Week: 18″ Turtleback

Turtleback lamps can be created in many colors, shapes, and sizes. This 18″ Turtleback shade features lively green/blue/white background of ripple glass. The texture of the glass faces the inside of the shade, giving the outside an even, smooth surface. When illuminated, shade undergoes a visual transformation, becoming a highly textured lamp. The shade is…

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