Vanity Lights. Monday , February 26th , 2018 - 14:57:58 PM
The best reproductions will be made meticulously, first with a pattern on cardboard which indicates numbers for each section of the glass and the color that will be used. The glass for the vanity lights is then traced over the pattern, cut and cleaned, and joined together with copper foil. Once the vanity lights pattern is soldered together and cleaned again, its a completed and quality reproduction.
The leftover bits of glass inspired him to use them to make lampshades. He recruited some other artists and craftspeople, and they made each one by hand. No one knows how many lamps were made from each pattern, because they did not keep records, a fact which only adds to the value of each true lamp found. His lamps, though, became more than beautiful lighting, theyre considered an important part of American artistic history, and became key in Europes Art Nouveau movement at the time.
If you like the look of these vanity lights, realize that they are not original works but skilled reproductions, which is the only way most of us can enjoy the artists style. Few true Tiffany creations exist today, let alone just vanity lighting, and those that do command high prices, up to eight million dollars for one piece, depending on the style, condition and age. Tiffany started out working as a stained glass designer for an interior design company.
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