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Favrile Glass

posted by LampsMakeTheRoom @ 10:53 AM
Tuesday, April 17, 2012

In 1894 Louis Comfort Tiffany patented favrile glass. Favrile glass is opalescent and made by machines. At the time Louis Comfort Tiffany developed the unique technique most glass lamps were hand blown. Favrile is also unique in that it has luminous pearl-like quality to it when the glass is injected with colored metallic oxide.

Not all Tiffany desk lamps are made using favrile glass. If you happen to own one, particularly a dragonfly lamp shade, then consider yourself incredibly lucky. The favrile glass lamps are exquisite, rare, and valuable; an irreplaceable commodity.

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