Sunday, June 28, 2015

20" Dragonfly

The 20" Dragonfly shade, with its elegant shape and jeweled background is a highly versatile shade which can be used as a table lamp, small floor lamp or chandelier fixture. Commissioned by a client in Vermont, the shade is being used as a table lamp with the Cattail base. Red and purple dragonflies flit across the surface of the shade which is rendered in amber and yellow with fresh green accents. The purple border rows play against the background and amber jewels, creating a richly colored, lively shade. 

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Windows of the Week

Last year, we posted a photo showing drawings for some upcoming window projects. We recently ran across the photo and created this collage showing the completed windows.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

20" Daffodil Turban

Just completed for the showroom is this 20" Daffodil Turban shade on the Twisted Vine base. This Tiffany Studios' design has a stylized naturalism which represents the best of the Tiffany floral shades. The flowers, while "growing" on the shade as if in a garden, are bookmarked in such a way as to create an undulating garland of flowers around the shade. This lamp is currently available for purchase in our showroom.
This delightful shade is rendered in rich, jewel tones of yellow, blue, and green. The lively coloration gives the flowers the freshness and vitality which daffodils exhibit in the springtime.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Lamp of the Week: 22" Peony

Known in Eastern cultures as "the flower of riches and honor", the peony is a favorite Tiffany floral motif which appears on a variety of lamp shades. With its large, showy blooms, the peony has over 40 varieties whose flowers vary from a single row of petals to deeply ruffled blossoms. Peony flowers come in a variety of colors, giving the lamp artist free reign to showcase spectacular flower glass in red, yellow, pink or white. This richly toned 22" Peony shade was created as a showroom piece in 2011 and is now in a private collection. The rich amber background gives a backdrop of sunny warmth to the flowers that cover the shade. The shade is shown on the highly detailed Arc & Leaf base.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

18" Grape

Only a few lamp patterns featuring a grape motif were designed by Tiffany Studios, and most were large cone shaped shades intended for use as chandelier fixtures. With its lush foliage and fully ripened grapes hanging realistically along the lower edge of the shade, the 18" Grape is one of Tiffany's most successful shade designs.

This design is one of four large 18" tree-style shades created by Tiffany Studios which are used with the large Tree Trunk base. The tree style shades have a large cast bronze crown of openwork branches at the top. The tree style lamps, with integrated shades and bases, represent some of the earliest, most elaborate lamps designed by Tiffany Studios.

We used a wide variety of glasses to create the exciting coloration on this shade. Grapes in tones of blue, purple, burgundy, and red intermingle with the lush foliage, playfully dotting the surface of the shade. Commissioned by a client in Vermont, this grape lamp has a vibrant, lively presence.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Lamp of the Week: 20" Waterlily

Water themes play an important part in the lamp designs of Tiffany Studios. One of the most popular is the 20" Waterlily shade. With its lily pads floating on the surface of the water and its lush flowers open to the sun, this tranquil pond is a true stress reliever. The shade is shown on the sculptural Cattail base. We created this example in the early 1990's as a showroom piece and it is part of a local collection.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

16" Dragonfly

Summer is the time for sunshine, flowers in bloom, and spotting dragonflies flitting through the air. Created in several subtle tones of green, this 16" Dragonfly shade is sure to evoke these long summer days throughout the year. The shade is shown on the distinctive 7 Handled Pottery Base w/Arms. This lamp was commissioned by a client in Connecticut.