Thursday, May 24, 2018

Lamp of the Week:

The 16" Bamboo is an unusual Tiffany lamp design where that the glass for each leaf is heated in a kiln and bent to follow the curvature of the shade. Slumping the glass allows for a natural flow within the design without the need for additional lead lines in the long leaves. This shade, created in 2006 as a showroom piece and now in a private collection,  is shown on the Bamboo base. The combination of integrated shade and base gives the lamp a cohesive, exotic feel.


Sunday, May 13, 2018

Studio Hours

Century Studios will be open regular hours on Tuesday May 15.

We will be closed Wednesday May 16 through Monday May 21 and will resume regular business hours on Tuesday May 22.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Lamp of the Week: 18" Grape Lamp

The 18" Grape is one of four Tiffany tree style lamp designs we offer. The pattern has a pleasing directness that makes a bold statement. We created this example in 2014 blending together a variety of glasses that include fracture/streamer, ring mottle, streaky, striated, and textured. From a short distance, the overall tone of the shade is spring green, but upon closer observation, the shade has a rainbow of subtle color tones harmoniously mixed together. The cast metal sculpted crown at the top of the shade mates with the sturdy Tree Trunk base. This lamp is in a private local collection.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

20" Waterlily

We recently completed this 20" Waterlily shade for a client in Illinois. Shown on the Bump table base, the shade has flowers that are tinged with pink against a rippled background. The heavily mottled and rippled glasses used in the pads give the shade a sun dappled look.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

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 suggest an architectural element. We created this shade for our showroom in 2016 and and is now in a private local collection. The springtime colors blend together pink and white flowers against a multicolored blue background. The shade is shown on the Perforated base.

Sunday, April 29, 2018

20" Dragonfluy

The 20" Dragonfly shade is a classic Tiffany Studios lamp design that can be created in any colorization. Commissioned by a client in Iowa, this piece has a warm amber glow that is enlivened with hints of blue, green, yellow, orange, and red. The granite textured background glass gives the shade a sparkling surface which the dragonflies dart across. The shade is shown on the Twisted Vine base.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Lamp of the Week: 14" Geranium

The sight of colorful potted geraniums appearing on porches and in gardens means that spring and summer have finally arrived. In this example, bright red flowers and heavily mottled leaves are set against a lightly colored fracture/streamer background glass. This 14" Geranium shade was commissioned by an East Coast client in 2006, together with the Leaf & Bud Pottery base. This particular lamp was recently sold at auction, where adding the buyer's premium to the gavel price, it sold for more than the current price from our studio.