Monday, June 25, 2012

Spider Lamp

One of the more popular small shade designs created by Tiffany Studios is the Spider lamp. We recently completed a 15" Spider lamp for a client in Washington state. Using a subtly colored, light yellow reproduction glass, this shade has just a hint of color. With the cast bronze spider legs and sloping irregular lower border, this small lamp is highly detailed. The Spider shade was mated with the wonderfully detailed Mushroom base which was the combination used by Tiffany Studios.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Site Update

We did an update on our website today, adding many of the new shades, bases and windows we have completed over the past six months.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

20" Geometric

A short while ago, we completed this 20" Geometric shade for a client in North Carolina. This is the first time we have created this 20" shade pattern. Created from deep red, heavily mottled glass, the shade has a lush, velvety look. The brickwork pattern provides additional interest. The shade is shown on the Large Stick base.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Greek Urn Base & 16" Daisy Shade

After much anticipation, we are pleased to introduce the Greek Urn Base to our studio showroom. This classic Tiffany Studios lamp base looks fantastic with most 16" or 18" shades. The spun urn is supported by four sinuous, cast bronze legs and the shade rests on a tripod arm set. The base has three lights.

The 16" Daisy Shade is a hybrid of a Tiffany Studios shade design. The shade pattern is actually the 16" Black Eyed Susan, but for years Bill has been speculating that the pattern would look wonderful in daisy colors.

While this variation is a Century Studios' idea, it was not unusual for Tiffany Studios to change colors on an existing shade pattern to create a new design. One such example is the 22" Laburnum (when created in golden tones), and the 22" Wisteria (when created in blue tones). We believe the 20" Black Eyed Susan would also look good in daisy colors.

For the 16" Daisy, Bill has continued his "blue period" - he first completed the layout of the 10" Wisteria Lamp (See our posting from May 20, 2012), and then this shade. When created in daisy colors, the shade becomes light and happy, invoking a sunny spring day. In the photo to the left, Irwin is shown soldering the outside of the shade.

The shade is shown above on the new Greek Urn Base, but it works equally well with any of our bases. To the right, it is shown on the Kendrick Pottery Base.