Sunday, October 14, 2012
In addition to the two new 3 Light Lily lamps (see our post from Sept 26, 2012), we have recently completed several other lily lamps. These classic Tiffany Studios designs fit into any decor as an accent light or a showcase lit sculpture.
For each reproduction lily lamp we create, the lost-wax, cast bronze lily pad base is made at our studio using molds taken from an original Tiffany example. We pour and clean up the waxes, then send them out to a local foundry to be cast in bronze. When we get the raw bronze parts back from the foundry, we chase (do the final clean-up) and assemble the parts at our studio. The stems are hand bent into shape using guides that match the original Tiffany lamp. Once the construction is complete, we apply the verdigris patina to the bronze in a four step process. The lamp is then given a final waxing to seal the patina and the lamp is wired. The lamp is finished with blown glass gold lustre lily shades which are made by a regional glass blower.
Joining the 12 Light Lily table lamp in our showroom is a 7 Light Lily table lamp. We have also recently completed a 12 Light Lily floor lamp. Our showroom also showcases several Lily Chandelier fixtures.