We completed the 28" Trumpet Vine shade late last week. The glass used to create this shade has an explosion of color and variety. Ring mottled, streaky, fracture and rippled glass make the shade exciting to view from every angle. The glass used for the background of the shade is made from three different fracture/streamer glasses created at our studio, and the color shifts from deep purple to several lighter blue/purple mixes. The shade also has a decorative beaded border, which is commonly found on the 28" cone shades. In the photo to the right, Irwin is seen attaching the beaded lower edge.
We are showing the shade on the impressive Turtleback base. Created at our studio using molds taken from an original Tiffany example, the Turtleback base features a row of pressed glass turtleback tiles which are illuminated from within the base. Tiffany Studios intended the 28" cone shaped shades to be used as chandelier fixtures, but they were also used on floor bases and as very large table lamps. Our Illinois client will be using the shade on a large table base.