Sunday, August 31, 2014
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Acorn design (originally called a Vine Border) appears in a variety of sizes. At Century Studios, we recreate Acorn shades in the 10", 12", 14" 16", and 20" sizes. The 10" Acorn shade, shown here on the delicate Queen Anne's Lace base, works well as a small accent lamp in any interior. We created this shade and base for a client in 2003.
Sunday, August 24, 2014
20" Azalea is an unusual Tiffany lamp design. The shade's modified turban shape compliments the densely rendered pattern. The tangle of branches provides the perfect support for the profusion of flowers, buds, and leaves. This design is also unusual in that the solder is sculpted into beads on the surface of the shade to create the flower centers. This shade was created for a client in Ohio and is shown on the distinctive Root base.
Thursday, August 21, 2014
A milestone in the history of lighting design, Louis Comfort Tiffany introduced the Lily Table Lamp in the 1890's and showed the world what could be created with an electric light bulb and some imagination. This illuminated sculpture is inspired by a cluster of water lilies, with the lustre glass flowers nodding gently above the bronze lily pads and buds. Even the light bulb was incorporated into the design, forming the stamen of each blossom.
At Century Studios, our cast bronze Tiffany Lily Lamp reproductions are created in our studio using molds taken from an original example. We offer these distinct table lamps in 7, 10, 12 & 18 light versions.
Thursday, August 14, 2014
18" Cobweb shade is one of Tiffany Studios earlier, more elaborate shade designs, with only three original examples are known to exist. The shade features flattened areas which showcase the spider's webs, cast metal branchwork, and even a spider lying in wait. The painstaking custom glass mosaic work on the Wheat Mosaic Base was done at our studio specifically for this shade. The lamp is now in a private local collection.
Monday, August 4, 2014
Sunday, August 3, 2014
16" Arrowhead. This shade is a Century Studios variation on the Tiffany 14" Arrowhead shade.
The original Tiffany 14" shade design curves back under itself at the lower portion of the shade, creating a compact shade. Our 16" Arrowhead flares straight out, giving the shade a more angular appearance, which works well with the pattern.
Commissioned by a local client, the shade is shown on the highly detailed Mushroom base.