Sunday, November 29, 2015

17" Bat - 6 Bat Variation

The 17" Bat - 6 Bat Variation shade features a cluster of six bats flying against the night sky.  The wings of the bats overlap, and the bodies are accentuated by cast bronze overlays.

This shade is a variation on the 3 Bat lamp. Tiffany Studios created this variation by placing three additional bat bodies into the triangular sky portions at the lower half of the 3 Bat shade. When viewed from above, the wing tips of the additional bats are intertwined in a kaleidoscopic effect.. Due to the extra bats, the two stars which appear on the 3 Bat shade are not present in this shade.

The shade is shown on the Dragonfly Stemmed Mosaic base.  This lamp was commissioned by a client in North Carolina.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Chain Mail Lantern

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 Chain Mail Lantern 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 currently available for purchase in our showroom.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Lamp of the Week: 18" Geometric Turban

Commissioned by a California client in 2013, this 18" Geometric Turban shade was created using a warm honey/amber colored glass. The shade is perfectly matched with our Artichoke Pottery base.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

12" Dogwood

This light and airy 12" Dogwood shade was commissioned by a client in Texas. The fresh colors in the flowers and leaves are enhanced by the light fracture/streamer glass used for the sky. The shade is shown on the distinctive Chinese base.


Sunday, November 8, 2015

16" Fish

The 16" Fish shade is one of our favorite Tiffany lamp designs. The rich glass colors of this underwater scene gives the viewer an impression of gazing down into a Koi pond. This shade is shown on the Pond Lily - Blown Glass and Bronze base, which is made at our studio. The lamp was commissioned by an out of state client.

In this photo, the color selection for the water and plants has been completed. The Koi still need to be added to complete the composition. On the finished shade, the fins and tails of the fish are accentuated by the the etched metal filigree, giving the shade a distinctly Oriental feel.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Lamp of the Week: 14" Chestnut

The 14" Chestnut is an original Century Studios shade pattern which was designed by Bill Campbell in 2011. Created in a variety of green, pink, and light blue tones, the large leaves and flowers flow across the surface of the shade. The shade is shown on the Shell Urn base and this lamp is currently available for purchase in our showroom.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

22" Double Poinsettia

Tiffany Studios created Poinsettia shades in 14", 16", 18", 22", 26", and 28" sizes. The popularity of this floral motif can be attributed to the exuberance of the flowers and the popularity of red glass in stained glass lamps.

The 22" Double Poinsettia shade combines large expressive flowers held in check within a formalized trellis. For this shade, we used a variety of light and deep toned reds tinged with blues, purples, and yellows to give the flowers a fanciful, sun dappled appearance. The light blue background glass at the top of the shade deepens to purple and amber. Unifying these colors is the multicolored trellis glass with its hints of blue, amber, and green.

Created as a showroom piece, this shade can be used as a large table lamp, a junior floor lamp, or as a chandelier. We are showing the shade on the Perforated base and the Artichoke Trumpet base. This piece is currently available for purchase in our showroom.