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autumn leaf globe lamp {1900-1910}


Mansfield, United States

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Favrile glass, bronze
Tiffany Studios {1900-1932}

From the collections of the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio
featured in Stained Glass Art & Light up My Life (all about lamps)

Louis Comfort Tiffany was incredibly innovative and single handedly set the stained glass world on a new course. Tiffany came up with an idea to amalgamate bits and pieces of discarded glass thrown off from production of his stained glass windows to form beautiful decorative lamps. Tiffany’s diverse collection of eclectic colors and techniques, known today as Tiffany glass, continues to be in a class of it’s own. Louis Comfort Tiffany was heavily influenced by Japanese art forms in which nature was front and center.
A Brief Timeline of The Life of Louis Comfort Tiffany
1848 Louis Comfort Tiffany, the son of the founder of Tiffany and Co. jewelers (Charles Lewis Tiffany), is born in New York City.
1878 First business is launched, Louis C. Tiffany & Co. First stained-glass figure window is produced.
1885 Tiffany works with Thomas Edison to develop the decorative and stage lighting for the Lyceum Theater in New York City, the first theater ever to have electric illumination.
1892 Tiffany establishes his first plant, Tiffany Furnaces, in Corona, NY.
1893 Two large-scale Tiffany light fixtures are on display at the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago.
1894 Trademark for the Favrile-glass is registered with the United States Patent Office.
1899 The first important exhibition of Tiffany products is held in London. Show includes blown-glass vases and bowls, pendants for electric lights, lamp and candle shades.
1899 The first Tiffany lamp with a heavy bronze base is introduced. Patterns include the nautilus, dragonfly and Tyler scroll.
1900 First electric Tiffany table lamp exhibited in Paris.
1902 Company name is changed to Tiffany Studios.
1904 New line of pottery, copper enamels and jewelry is shown at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis.
1906-1916 A large number of gift items are added to the line, including jewelry boxes, cigar boxes, picture frames, planters, spun metal dishes.
Retailers carrying these items include Marshall Field’s, Neiman Marcus and Shreve’s.
1913 Company introduces a new kind of glass, Tiffany linen-fold, which is used exclusively for lamp shades.
1919 Louis C. Tiffany retires from active participation in his company, but retains title of President. Tiffany Studios’ sumptuous building on Madison Ave. in New York is vacated. Tiffany returns to his early love, oil painting, and devotes time to establishing the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation.
1933 Tiffany dies at age 85.

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