Sunday, December 30, 2012

New Pieces from 2012

Throughout 2012, we introduced 13 new shade and/or base designs to our master list of reproduction Tiffany pieces. For more information on each of the pieces shown below, look at our blog entries from the month listed.

December - Scarab Lamp

 Chain Mail Hanging Lantern


Bamboo Senior Floor Base


16" Persian Shade


November - 22" Maple Leaf Shade


24 Light Lily Ceiling Fixture - Custom design (No blog posting)

September - 3 Light Lily Table Lamp - 2 Styles


August - Petit Floor Base


July - Decorated Trumpet Base


June - 20" Geometric Shade


Greek Urn Base


March - 28" Trumpet Vine Shade

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Scarab Lamp


We were able to sneak one more new reproduction Tiffany Studios lamp design into the showroom just before Christmas this year, the Scarab Lamp.

The Scarab Lamp is a petit accent light with a pressed glass shade in the shape of a beetle. This is a tricky little lamp to create, and much time and patience is required to get all the cast bronze parts lined up perfectly.

We created this delightful lamp as a showroom piece, but once completed it was quickly snapped up by a local client.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Happy Holidays from Century Studios!


 
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Century Studios is closed from December 24 through January 1

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Last Day to Shop

 

Century Studios will be open today from Noon to 4:00pm

We will be closed Monday December 24
through Tuesday January 1

We will resume regular business hours
on Wednesday January 2

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Holiday Hours - Final Countdown


The end of Century Studios Holiday Hours is near...
...and no, we are not referring to the Mayan Calendar!

Thursday December 20  10:00 - 6:00
Friday December 21  10:00 - 6:00
Saturday December 22  10:00 - 4:00
Sunday December 23  Noon - 4:00

Century Studios will be CLOSED
Monday December 24 through Tuesday January 1

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Chain Mail Lantern

Here is a brand new offering from Century Studios, a Chain Mail Lantern.

Inspired by the success of the chain mail on the 16" Persian shade, we created this wonderful fixture. Tiffany Studios used chain mail on many different fixtures, lamp shades and wall sconces, and we can understand why. Chain mail gives a fixture a totally unique look that is light and airy, colorful, has movement and is three dimensional. You can look through the woven apron of glass and metal.

The lantern itself is 6" wide by 12" tall (from the top of loop to bottom of chain mail). We have made this fixture to be 33" total length, and that dimension is adjustable. Intended as a ceiling light, this fixture can also be used as a wall sconce. This fixture is available for purchase in our showroom.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

One More Week!



Century Studios
Holiday Hours

Saturday Dec 15  10 - 4
Sunday Dec 16  12 - 4
Monday Dec 17  Closed
Tuesday Dec 18 through Friday Dec 21  10 - 6
Saturday Dec 22  10 - 4
Sunday Dec 23  12 - 4

December 24 through January 1  CLOSED

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

16" Persian Shade


This week, we add another Tiffany Studios reproduction shade design to our catalog - the 16" Persian shade. Commissioned by a Southern client, the Persian has an exotic feel, with a geometric background showcasing a band of arabesques, which is playful yet elegant. As elegant as this shade is, the lamp we created was taken a step further by the addition of rows of Chain Mail.



Chain Mail was a unique feature on many Tiffany lamps and fixtures. At Century Studios, we have recreated this signature look, and chain mail can be added to any shade with a level lower edge. Tiffany lamps will have as many as eight horizontal rows of chain mail - the addition of the rows of chain mail not only add depth to the shade but they provide a unique period look.


Each individual piece of chain mail is created by hand, in a technique that Irwin refers to as "weaving with glass and metal". Starting with a small copper framework, which we had made to Tiffany's original specifications, a piece of hand cut glass is encased within the square. During the process, small loops are incorporated into each square and used to connect one square to the next as the glass is being encased by hand. A border like the one on the Persian shade will take several days of painstaking work to create.

In both photographs (with and without the chain mail) the shade is pictured on the Decorated Library base.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Lily Lamp Sale Ends Sunday!

CENTURY STUDIOS' LILY LAMP SALE IS ALMOST OVER!
Sale Ends Sunday December 9th
 Lily Table Lamps, Lily Chandeliers, and Lily Ceiling Fixtures 
made up in our showroom are On Sale for 15% Off the regular price.

All lily lamps and fixtures are hand made at our studio using cast bronze parts taken from original examples. Metalwork for each piece is finished in an authentic verdigris patina and features mouth blown, gold lustre reproduction lily shades created for Century Studios by a regional glass blower.
Stop into our showroom to see these pieces or email us at centurystudios@visi.com for more information regarding these exceptional pieces.

Monday, December 3, 2012

24" Snowball


New to our showroom is this 24" Snowball shade.

Often mistakenly referred to as a Hydrangea design - Hydrangea flowers are conical (see photo to the left) while Snowball flowers are round (see photo below) - Snowball bushes can reach heights and widths of 8 to 20 feet. Since flowers on Tiffany Lamps were rendered life sized, this large flowering bush makes a perfect subject for the generous proportions of a 24" shade.

The irregular lower edge gives this design the natural feel of a large specimen with branches bent by flower clusters in full bloom. Our 24" Snowball shade features a variety of glasses in a blended color scheme. The textured glass used in the sky is a blue/purple sky glass created by Lins (they have been out of business since the late 90"s and their glass is highly prized amongst stained glass artists). Set against this stunning backdrop are flower clusters rendered in a variety of off whites, greens, and amber tones. The abundant foliage has greens tinged with purple, yellow, red or amber, giving the an overall Impressionistic coloration which becomes more vibrant as you move closer to the shade.


The 24" Snowball is the deepest Tiffany Studios shade design. Occasionally, this shade is pictured on a large table lamp base, but Snowball works best on one of the Senior Floor bases or as a chandelier fixture.  This spectacular shade is currently available in our showroom and is on display on our new Bamboo Senior Floor Base. The combination of shade and base blend harmoniously into a work of art


Sunday, December 2, 2012

Open Today & Lily Lamp SALE

Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, Century Studios is open on Sundays!
OPEN TODAY
NOON TO 4:00


ONE WEEK LEFT ON OUR LILY LAMP SALE!
Now through Sunday December 9th, Lily Table Lamps, Lily Chandeliers, and Lily Ceiling Fixtures made up in our showroom are On Sale for 15% Off the regular price.

All lily lamps and fixtures are hand made at our studio using cast bronze parts taken from original examples. Metalwork for each piece is finished in an authentic verdigris patina and features mouth blown, gold lustre reproduction lily shades created for Century Studios by a regional glass blower.
Stop into our showroom to see these pieces or email us at centurystudios@visi.com for more information regarding these exceptional pieces.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Bamboo Sr. Floor Base

Century Studios is pleased to introduce a new reproduction Tiffany Studios lamp base to our offerings, the Bamboo Senior Floor Base.

Made in our studio using molds taken from an original Tiffany example, our new floor base is cast in bronze using the lost wax casting method. This casting technique captures the finest details. Eight different casting molds are needed to create the individual parts which range in size from pieces that fit into the palm of your hand to the highly detailed 4' long stem.


Standing on six decorative feet, the large open ring at the bottom provides a sturdy platform for the realistic bamboo, which splays out as a three dimensional openwork cage. Gathering into a realistically detailed stem which moves upwards, the base is topped with a three pronged split tripod to support the shade. The base has six lights.

The Bamboo Senior Floor base is 66" tall to the top of the shade, and supports any of the largest shades we offer, but looks best with 24" to 26" shades. The example shown is currently available in our showroom.

Century Studios
Holiday Hours
November 23
through
December 23

Tuesday - Friday 10:00 - 6:00
Saturday 10:00 - 4:00
Sunday 12 noon - 4:00
Closed Monday