Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Tiffany Glass

Tiffany glass has a long and distinguished history. Produced from 1878 to 1933, Tiffany glass was created at the Tiffany Studios by Louis Comfort Tiffany. Known for their rich tones and for their use of quality materials, these lamps were the lighting fixtures that got you into trouble as a kid for stepping foot into a sitting room. Louis Tiffany had a deep affection for stained glass, having studied many museum pieces he was moved to begin to create his own masterpieces.
Wanting to put his own twist on this type of art, he developed a type of glass called Favrile. This type of glass possesses an iridescence that causes the surface of the glass to shimmer. It is made by mixing in different colors of glass together while still hot. If you are so fortunate as to come across a masterpiece made by Louis Tiffany, take special care to preserve it for many years to come. Many companies offer similar looking lamps with a price tag that is much easier to swallow than an original Tiffany. So if you are looking to add a classical piece to your room, look for one of these richly toned masterpieces that are sure to bring warmth and elegance into any room.

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