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Authenticating a Tiffany Lamp

posted by LampsMakeTheRoom @ 3:17 PM
Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Louis Comfort Tiffany popularized stained glass lamps with his beautiful lamps made between the early 1850s and the mid 1930s at his Tiffany Studio in New York. Replicas and Tiffany-inspired lamps made after the 1930s may be beautiful, but they are not authentic. How can you spot an authentic Tiffany lamp?

First, be aware that Tiffany made six types of lamps: floor, desk, hanging shade, wall sconce, table, and chandelier. If the lamp you’re inspecting isn’t one of the aforementioned then it is not an authentic Tiffany lamp. Second, a Tiffany floor lamp would have been crafted by hand, meaning there would have been minor imperfections and variations. If the lamp you’re inspecting is perfectly smooth with no flaws, then it is not authentic. Finally, look for “Tiffany Studios New York” or L.C.T. CO. marks that can be found on the bottom rim of authentic shades.

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