Is it an Original Tiffany Lamp?
An original Tiffany
lamp is one that was created and designed by Tiffany Studios. As an
historical fact, Louis Comfort Tiffany never actually made any of the lamps
himself, but just oversaw their production and design. From 1899 through 1920, Tiffany
personally guided the lamps through all stages of their creation at his studio.
This not only included the shades, but the handmade bronze bases as well.
How can a buyer know that a lamp is an original Tiffany? According to Alastair Duncan, Tiffany expert and author of the book "Louis
Comfort Tiffany", the glass is the identifying characteristic.
lamp's style or signature isn't the only criteria from which to judge it," he
said. "Some models only had the base signed, some the shades. But
provenance, or a history of its owners, is probably more important. Though some
lamps may come onto the market from someone's attic and, therefore, not have a
provenance. The first thing I try to establish is a provenance."
important to note that much of the genuine work of Louis Tiffany and Tiffany
Studios was not marked or signed in any way. However, it's easy to forge
Tiffany signatures on similar-looking period or reproduction items. Many
genuine Tiffany pieces that weren't signed originally have probably had forged
signatures added to them to increase their worth and make them easier to sell.
range for Tiffany reproductions is usually between $500 and $5000.
style lamp is a lamp made using the original technique used by Tiffany studios,
but totally new designs crafted by different artists. Often they resemble a
Tiffany design, but have subtle differences.
style lamps will begin at the price of about $100 and can reach as much as
$5000, depending on their quality, demand, creativity and size. Tiffany Style
also refers to stained glass works inspired by the original masterpieces of Art
Nouveau artists, such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Mackintosh, and Gustav Stickley
What Is The Cost Of A Real Tiffany?
original Tiffany Stained Glass Lamps easily bring $30,000 to $40,000 each when
one occasionally comes on the market. Christie's Auction House has sold an
original lamp for $2.8 million. The highest price paid for an original stained
glass window at a Christie's Auction was $1.9 million in 2000. Christie's
Auction, which has a Tiffany sale each year, said the demand for Tiffany lamps
is strong and growing.
has a 115-year-old, 12-foot tall Tiffany stained glass window. "The Face of
Princess Minnehaha, standing in front of Minneapolis' Minnehaha Falls". It
was appraised at close to $3 million.
style table and contemporary
floor lamps that you buy today are interpretations or reproductions of the
original Tiffany lamps.
beautiful art works of stained glass includes Tiffany stained glass pattern
windows, Tiffany style sconces, stained glass fireplace screens, Tiffany style
ceiling lamps, as well as Tiffany floor lamps and unique table
pattern pieces are recognized by the many pieces of stained glass held together
by the world famous copperfoil
construction, which was developed by Louis Comfort Tiffany. Many of his patterns such as, Peacock Feather, Dragonfly, Cherry Blossom,
Colonial Tulip, and Fishscale are available at Smashing Stained Glass.
Smashing Stained Glass, we are dedicated to providing our customers with
helpful design ideas, lighting information, and the finest quality stained
glass at the best prices. With unparalleled customer service and support to
ensure complete satisfaction with every purchase.
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