Sunday, November 25, 2012

Tiffany History







Tiffany lamps generally mean stained glass lamps.

The reason they're called Tiffany lamps is because back in the late 1800's, early 1900's a guy by the name of Louis Comfort Tiffany propelled stained glass lamps to a new level. Using an innovative technique to produce exquisite decorative stained glass lamps that were works of art. Back in the day, Tiffany lamps were all the rage. And anyone who was wealthy enough to own one had one. Even the white house displayed a few lamps of Tiffany's.

Due to the popularity of these lamps, other company's wanted a piece of the action. And started making their own Tiffany style lamps. Two of the most popular makers of these beautiful works of art, (Tiffany Studios being the most successful and popular), are Handel and Duffner & Kimberly. This image is a sample of their art.

Both of these lamp makers succeeded in producing good quality Tiffany style lamps. And even today, just like Tiffany reproduction lamps, you can get Handel reproduction lamps and Duffner & Kimberly reproductions lamps.

I highly recommend owning a Tiffany or reproduction, it is it's own art accent for any room. They seem to each tell a story since each lamp is based on a theme such as fireflies or flowers.

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