Tiffany Studios

The glassmaking company Tiffany Studios was active from 1892 until 1930. It was established by Louis Comfort Tiffany — not to be confused with his father Charles Tiffany, who founded the renowned jewellery house Tiffany & Co.

Tiffany Studios is best known today for its multicoloured, opalescent leaded-glass windows, chandeliers and lamps. Dragonflies, lilies and wisteria are favoured design motifs. Tiffany Studios mosaics, ceramics and enamels are also sought-after by collectors. Popular decorative objects include Tiffany Studios pine needle desk sets, Tiffany Studios candlesticks and Tiffany Studios vases.

In 1893, Tiffany developed a new type of iridescent glass called Favrile, which appeared to shimmer and change colour in different lights. It was used for the shades of Tiffany Studios desk lamps and Tiffany Studios floor lamps. Favrile glass became a signature feature of the firm’s creations and was trademarked by the company in 1894.

The base of a Tiffany Studios lamp can be just as important as the shade. Some Tiffany Studios lamp bases are made of bronze; others are enamelled or mosaic. Nearly all the bases are stamped with a Tiffany Studios bronze mark. By the early 1900s, Tiffany employed over 300 of America’s most talented artisans, including Clara Driscoll, Agnes F. Northrop and Frederick Wilson.

Works by Tiffany Studios continue to have strong international appeal at auction. Those featuring floral or organic motifs and vibrant colours are among the most in demand. In 2018, Christie’s sold a rare Tiffany Studios Pond Lily Lamp for $3,372,500, setting a new world record for Tiffany Studios at auction. In 2022, Christie’s sold a Tiffany Studios Hanging Head Dragonfly Chandelier for $1,008,000, then a record for a chandelier at auction.

Tiffany Studios dragonfly lamps, magnolia lamps, peacock lamps and wisteria lamps are also highly prized by collectors. Tiffany Studios spider lamps can be found starting at around $15,000. Simpler geometric models can be purchased for around $5,000.

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A RARE AND IMPORTANT 'POND LILY' TABLE LAMP, CIRCA 1903

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A FAVRILE GLASS AND WROUGHT-IRON FIRE SCREEN, CIRCA 1905

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AN 'ELABORATE PEONY' LEADED GLASS AND BRONZE TABLE LAMP, CIRCA 1915

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LANDSCAPE WINDOW WITH MAGNOLIAS, HYDRANGEAS AND AZALEAS, CIRCA 1915

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IMPORTANT AND RARE 'HANGING HEAD DRAGONFLY' CHANDELIER, CIRCA 1905

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A 'PEONY' LEADED GLASS WINDOW FROM THE DARIUS GOFF HOUSE, PAWTUCKET, RHODE ISLAND, CIRCA 1893

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A RARE AND IMPORTANT 'GOURD' FLOOR LAMP, CIRCA 1900-1906

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'WISTERIA' TABLE LAMP, CIRCA 1903

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'CYPRESS AND AZALEA' LANDSCAPE WINDOW FOR 'CARMORE', THE RESIDENCE OF CHARLES E. RUSHMORE, WOODBURY FALLS, NEW YORK, CIRCA 1908

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A 'WISTERIA' LEADED GLASS AND BRONZE TABLE LAMP, CIRCA 1905

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'PEACOCK' CHANDELIER FROM ANITA BALDWIN'S RESIDENCE, 'ANOAKIA', ARCADIA, CALIFORNIA, CIRCA 1914

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RARE 'YELLOW ROSE' FLOOR LAMP, CIRCA 1905

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A 'TRUMPET CREEPER' LEADED GLASS AND BRONZE TABLE LAMP, CIRCA 1905

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IMPORTANT AND RARE 'BUTTERFLY' TABLE LAMP, CIRCA 1900

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EARLY AND RARE 'DRAGONFLY AND WATERFLOWERS' TABLE LAMP, CIRCA 1900

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'LANDSCAPE WITH MAGNOLIAS AND IRISES' WINDOW, CIRCA 1910

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'WISTERIA' TABLE LAMP, CIRCA 1910

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'MAGNOLIA' FLOOR LAMP, CIRCA 1920

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RARE AND IMPORTANT 'APPLE BLOSSOM' TABLE LAMP, CIRCA 1904

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A 'WISTERIA' TABLE LAMP, CIRCA 1910

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A 'DRAGONFLY' LEADED GLASS, BRONZE AND MOSAIC TABLE LAMP, CIRCA 1905

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'ELABORATE PEONY' TABLE LAMP, CIRCA 1910

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A 'WISTERIA' LEADED GLASS AND BRONZE TABLE LAMP, CIRCA 1905

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TWELVE-LIGHT TURTLEBACK TILE 'MOORISH' CHANDELIER, CIRCA 1905

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A RARE ‘PEBBLE' TABLE LAMP, CIRCA 1901-1904

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A 'BAMBOO' LEADED GLASS AND BRONZE FLOOR LAMP, CIRCA 1910

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IMPORTANT ‘GRAPEVINE AND TRELLIS’ WINDOW FOR A PRIVATE AMERICAN COMMISSION, CIRCA 1910

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RARE 'TURTLE-BACK' CHANDELIER, CIRCA 1910

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A 'SNOWBALL AND WISTERIA' WINDOW, CIRCA 1902

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A 'DROPHEAD DRAGONFLY' TABLE LAMP, CIRCA 1905

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A 'WISTERIA' TABLE LAMP, CIRCA 1905

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A 'SNOWBALL' LEADED GLASS AND BRONZE FLOOR LAMP, CIRCA 1910

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A 'WISTERIA' LEADED GLASS AND BRONZE TABLE LAMP, CIRCA 1905

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RARE 'ELABORATE GRAPE' TABLE LAMP, CIRCA 1903

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A TWELVE-LIGHT TURTLEBACK TILE MOORISH CHANDELIER, CIRCA 1900

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RARE 'PONY WISTERIA' TABLE LAMP, CIRCA 1915

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DROP-LEAF PARTNER'S DESK FOR THE WILLIAM S. KIMBALL HOUSE, ROCHESTER, NEW YORK, CIRCA 1881

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A 'SNOWBALL' TABLE LAMP, CIRCA 1905

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IMPORTANT AND RARE 'DRAGONFLY' TABLE LAMP, CIRCA 1905

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A RARE 'ORANGE' CEILING LIGHT, CIRCA 1905

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A 'WISTERIA' TABLE LAMP, CIRCA 1905

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RARE 'FRUIT' TABLE LAMP, CIRCA 1910

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A 'WISTERIA' LEADED GLASS AND BRONZE TABLE LAMP, CIRCA 1905

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'LABURNUM' FLOOR LAMP, CIRCA 1905

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A 'GRAPE' LEADED GLASS AND BRONZE CHANDELIER, CIRCA 1905

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A 'PEONY' LEADED GLASS AND BRONZE TABLE LAMP, CIRCA 1910

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A 'NASTURTIUM' LEADED GLASS AND BRONZE FLOOR LAMP, CIRCA 1910

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'WISTERIA' TABLE LAMP, CIRCA 1904

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A 'LABURNUM' TABLE LAMP, CIRCA 1910

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'PEACOCK' WINDOW, CIRCA 1910-1915