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We are a full service design studio that creates high quality hand crafted windows, lamps, bronzes and other specialty items. We also have a full restoration studio that restores original Tiffany lamps, windows and patinas.

Louis Comfort Tiffany - Tiffany Studios
Antique Tiffany Stained Glass Lamps

Antique Louis Comfort Tiffany Studios Box Tiffany Lamps Shopmark: Impressed "Tiffany Studios/New York"
Principal Contribution: Stained glass windows, glassware,lamps and metal accessories.
Founder: Louis Comfort Tiffany. Born:1848, died:1943, founded:1902, closed:1938
Studios and Salesrooms: Louis Comfort Tiffany & Associated Artists, New York, 1879-1885. Tiffany Glass Company, New York, 1886-02. Tiffany Studios, New York, 1902-38.

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Louis C. Tiffany was born into a world of riches-most notably of silver. His father, Charles Lewis Tiffany (1812-1902), was well on his way to having created an empire made of silver and jewels when Louis was born. As a young man he traveled extensively and studied art in Europe, returning in 1879 to establish a popular interior decorating firm that was hired in 1883 to furnish a portion of the White House for President Chester A. Arthur. Tiffany continued to travel and to explore new avenues of artistic expression. In Paris he was enthralled by the work of Emile Galle and became close friends with Samuel Bing; on his return to New York he redirected his focus and by 1896 had introduced both his famous stained-glass lamps, now antique Tiffany lamps (lampade lampey lampe), and his line of favrille handmade glass.
tiffany greek key table lamp
Tiffany Studios Greek
Key Table Lamp

tiffany acorn table lamp
Tiffany Studios Acorn Leaded
Glass Table Lamp
Many of the bases for his decorative stained-glass shades were purchased from art pottery firms, most notably Grueby but also Wheatley and Hampshire. The majority, however, were of bronze, cast in an Art Nouveau style. In 1902, on the death of his father, Louis C. Tiffany was named vice-president and artistic director of Tiffany & Company, which had continued to excel in Victorian silver. That same year the name of the Tiffany Glass company was changed to Tiffany Studios to reflect its wide range of production. The Tiffany fortune had been built on the carriage trade, but the intent of Tiffany Studios was the "mass production of beautiful household objects that brought affordable art into the middle class house."

While Tiffany experimented with art pottery and continued to produce stained glass leaded shade lamps, his line of favrille glass overshadowed all phases of his expanding operation during the first decade of the 20th century. Tiffany's interest in metalware was a complete contrast-in both style and materials-to that of Tiffany & Company. Silver production at Tiffany Studios was restricted to special commissions, and even then the intent of the decoration and subtle hammering was to reduce the traditional mirrorlike surface of the silver. Metalware production at Tiffany Studios centered on bronze, often in combination with glass. Small desk lamps,
tiffany desk lamp
Tiffany Studios Pine
Needle Overlay
Desk Lamp
desk accessories, boxes, and bowls in a wide range of reasonably priced styles constituted the majority of the metalware production. Motifs ranged from abstract Art Nouveau to Egyptian and American Indian designs to natural forms, including dragonflies, flowers, and plants.

Tiffany & Company did introduce a line of quality
tiffany art glass lamp shade
Tiffany Studios Art Glass
Lamp Shade
sterling silver intended to compete with both Kalo and Lebolt, two Chicago-based firms that opened salesrooms in New York City. The pieces in this line featured light hammering marks and a noticeable lack of decoration in hopes of appealing to the Arts and Crafts market. They are considered rare and quite valuable and are usually marked "Special Hand Work".

Louis C. Tiffany's involvement in Tiffany Studios declined after 1919, but he continued to experiment with his favorite medium, stained glass, until the studios closed in 1938. Source: David Rago and Bruce Johnson (2003). The Official Price Guide to American Arts and Crafts. House of Collectibles. A great paperback guide for the Arts and Crafts collector. Available from Amazon.com

 


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