There are a lot of collectors out there who enjoys exploring the colors, patterns, textures and types of glass made from Tiffany glass. According to history, the name of the Tiffany lamps came from a man named Louis Comfort Tiffany. He was one of the foremost decorative artists of his time. His father was the co-founder of Tiffany and Company, the luxury retailer best known for fine silver and jewelry. At an early age Tiffany was exposed to superbly-designed and expertly-crafted objects d’art, undoubtedly stimulating his love and appreciation for exceptional objects and setting him on a self-proclaimed “quest of beauty.”
Among the various decorative objects produced at Tiffany Studios, the factory manufactured an extensive range of lamp shades, mostly in floral and geometric motifs. More than 300 designs were available in the 1906 and 1913 Tiffany Studios catalogues, including Peony, Poppy, Daffodil, Dragonfly, Laburnum, Magnolia, Pond Lily, Poinsettia, Roman, Venetian, and Lotus Leaf. With that being said, check out the 15 Lovely Tiffany Lamps be have below.
A brilliantly colored peacock feathers against a rich purple ground create the pattern of the shade with the quills of the feathers prominently visible and the twenty peacock eyes arranged in two staggered rows.
The base of this lamp is made of bronze and the design of the shade seems like petals of blues, whites and greens which surround the entire shade. We like the details green stones near the edge of the shade.
The pomegranate is one fruit which looks like an apple at some point, but the design of this Tiffany lamp is colored differently. We are not so sure though if there is a variety which is colored yellow-orange or somewhat gold.
According to Macklowe Gallery, a Tiffany Studios New York glass and bronze “Pony Wisteria” table lamp with a latticework top designed to portray the branches of a wisteria vine surrounded by green and green/blue leaves and lavender, purple, blue and green wisteria blossoms.
We’re a bit confused about this lamp because it does not have a sunflower design in the shade but it was named after one. It still has a red-orange colored flower on the detail though, the shape of the shade and the body is sleek and slender.
The shade is comprised of white dogwood blossoms with green leaves and yellow centers against a sky blue confetti glass ground. The carefully applied confetti glass, a band of mottled green glass, and the rare irregular border give the lamp added luminescence and delicacy, as if it were made from real dogwood blossoms.
The tree feel of this Tiffany lamp is really neat – the body of the lamp feels like the trunk of a coconut tree and a bit of flower because of the sepal part; the huge leaves in green and a bit of flowers in yellow glass.
From the name itself, patterns of brilliant red tulips are visible on the shade itself and the base of the lamp looks like the shell of the turtle. Cute right?
There is definitely a lot to talk about when it comes to Tiffany lamps. Their history is vintage, but really loved and well thought. Each lamp is handmade by most of the designers and manufacturers that we have today to be able to maintain the original feel and beauty of each timely piece. Because these lamps were very popular back in the day, authentic designs are rare and it is prone to imitation. There are tons of ways to determine its authenticity, but the best option is to always check with an expert. Hope you loved the designs of the 15 Lovely Tiffany Lamps we have showcased today.