Tiffany lamps are a milestone in American design history. However, not all Tiffany lamps are created equal. In fact, it is unlikely to get hold of an original lamp. Most of the lamps made in Tiffany’s studios were custom-made items that are now primarily sold through auctions and second-hand bookshops. And that at prices that are sometimes in the millions. Original Tiffany lamps from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, whose value in the mid-four-digit range is only just beginning to be negotiated, are particularly popular.
Features of Authentic Tiffany Lamps
Lead was used in the manufacture of the real Tiffany lamps? in this respect, it may be okay not to own an original lamp. Especially since almost all lamps that resemble a leaded Tiffany lamp in style and shape have been sold under this name for a long time. Tiffany originals are only authentic if they have a lead bronze base and the colors of the glass lampshades change when the lamp is switched on. This is ensured by a special colored glass, the recipe, and processing, which has never left the sacred factory halls.
Original Tiffany Lamp or Replica Tiffany Style?
It does not necessarily have to be an original to enjoy the aesthetics and unique luminosity of the Tiffany-style lamps. Replicas look deceptively real, especially when they copy the floral mosaic marketed particularly successfully by Tiffany Studios. Articles with geometric glass patterns are less popular than the classic design, inspired by flora and fauna.
Replicas and modern interpretations of Tiffany lamps are much more affordable and easily available than the originals.
Due to their more diverse designs, modern lamps can be better integrated into a wide variety of environments.
With many replicated Tiffany lamps, the colors of the glass lampshade are more vivid than with the original lamps, which are often more opaque due to age and processing.
Even newer interpretations of Tiffany-style lamps could at some point become collector’s items because they are unique in their own way—especially the handmade ones.
There are very well-made imitations that are made from high-quality materials. Thanks to modern manufacturing processes, many are more durable than the originals and less prone to patina, breakage, or other typical signs of age.
Tiffany Style Lamps with A Classic Design
The classic and most popular design of the original lights is floral patterns. These replicas capture the spirit of these particularly authentic lamps in an imposing way:
Plain Colored Lamps in Tiffany Style
In the Tiffany workshops, lamps were made to customer specifications, but plain-colored lampshades are not part of the authentic original style. But these models prove how well the original character of these lights can also be captured in them:
Creative and Unusual Lamps in The Tiffany Style
Tiffany lamps already have a very decorative quality per se. In these pretty new interpretations, it comes into its own even better than is the case with the more classic models:
Wall Lights in Tiffany Style
Originally, Tiffany lamps were mainly known as desk lamps or small floor lamps for sideboards and side tables. In the modern interpretation, one is free in the design. Great, because this is how you can also attach Tiffany lamps as wall lighting:
Tiffany Style Lights for The Ceiling
Tiffany lamps for the ceilings exude a special vintage charm. A homely atmosphere and a touch of luxury are included, so to speak. They make a hot light and create a very unique atmosphere in the room: