Thursday, October 30, 2014

Lamp of the Week: 17" Bat

Especially appropriate at this time of year, the 17" Bat shade is one of Tiffany Studios more unusual lamp designs. The shade features three overlapping bats flying against a night sky. The cast bronze bodies, heads and "arms" of the bats give the shade a three dimensional look. This example was commissioned in 2006 and is shown on the Mushroom base.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Fire Screen

New to our showroom is this stained glass and metal Fire Screen. The freestanding screen has a custom-made, wrought iron framework which supports a hanging stained glass panel. The screen is 29" wide, with an overall height of 29".

The glass panel features 60 pressed glass tiles and 10 pressed turtleback tiles along the lower edge. The tiles and turtlebacks are pressed in gold glass using molds taken from original Tiffany Studios examples. Each "jewel" has a gold lustre surface. The glass framework between the tiles is also made from gold lustre sheet glass, giving the panel a golden look when illuminated and a multicolored surface color in reflected light.

The design on each square tile is a stylized five petal flower which is pressed into the surface. Each tiles is approximately 1/2" thick, giving the stained glass panel a three dimensional surface that changes when viewed from different angles.

This unique Fire Screen is currently on display in our showroom and is available for purchase.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Lamp of the Week: 24" Parasol

At Century Studios, we create reproductions of Tiffany geometric shades in a multitude of shapes and sizes. One of the largest geometric shades we offer is the 24" Parasol. The simplicity of the 24" Parasol shade is accentuated by the flat metal rim which underlines the shade. At 29" in height, the Ribbed Lotus base creates a tall, elegant lamp. This lamp was created as a showroom piece in 2007 and is now in a private collection in Maine.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

A Few Recent Projects

At Century Studios, have been having a busy Summer and Fall season with lots of commissioned projects, both large and small. Several recently completed works:

This set of three windows was created as cabinet doors for a local client. The stylized roses were inspired by Arts & Crafts tiles used in the remodeled home.

Another local remodeling project now features one of our 18 Light Lily Chandeliers over the dining table. Shown in our showroom, we create these distinctive fixtures at our studio.

A Southern client ordered a Swamp Flower lamp base for a shade they commissioned earlier in the year.

We have created many unique stained glass suncatcher panels as wedding gifts over the years. Commissioned by a New York City client for friends, this panel was presented on the first anniversary of their wedding and incorporates themes and images from the couple's ceremony and program booklet.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Lamp of the Week - 16" Acorn Chandelier

Century Studios creates over 150 different reproduction Tiffany lamp patterns, and almost all of these designs can be used as chandelier fixtures. We created this 16" Acorn shade as an inverted chandelier fixture for our showroom in 2009. We make the fixtures in our studio, so the length can be adjusted to fit. Inverted chandelier fixtures cast fill light up across the ceiling, creating indirect light for a room. This fixture is now in a private collection.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

24" Peony Border

We recently completed a 24" Peony Border shade for a client. The shade features an abundance of peony flowers in full bloom set against a geometric background.

The generously sized shade has a band of flowers in lovely tones of red, pink and white set against the warm, pinkish/amber background. The background of the lamp was cut from old-stock Oceana glass which is no longer available. The fresh mixed greens of the leaves add fullness to the look of the floral border.

This shade is usually seen on the impressive Sr. Floor base, but our clients ordered it as a large table lamp. It is shown on the Perforated base.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Mosaic of the Week: The Kiss

At Century Studios, we are often asked to adapt a client's favorite painting into a glass piece. In 2008, we were commissioned by a couple in New York City to create a piece inspired by The Kiss, which was painted by Gustav Klimt in 1907/08. The Kiss was created during Klimt's "golden age",  when he would incorporate gold leaf on surface of his paintings. Creating this image as a mosaic rather than a stained glass window allowed us to use iridescent lustre glasses which gave the work a shimmering, reflective surface. Small iridized jewels dot the surface of the mosaic giving the mosaic a three dimensional look.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

16" Daisy

Commissioned by a client in Nevada, this 16" Daisy has a cheerful color palette that shows the lively flowers against a sunset yellow/orange background. The shade is shown on the distinctive Greek Urn Base.