Sunday, October 30, 2016

16" Turtleback

With its band of hand cut, chunky glass tiles, the 16" Turtleback is a unique Tiffany Studios shade design. Commissioned by a couple in Illinois, the shade is made with a mottled glass that has a mix of green and cream tones. The turtlebacks in the band are hand cut and faceted from the larger 4" x 6" tiles used which are also used in the base.
The Square Turtelback base is cast in bronze at our studio using molds taken from an original Tiffany Studios example and is illuminated from within. We used the same green turtleback tiles in both the shade and base.

This shade can be used on a variety of bases. At left, it is shown on the elegant Library base.

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