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TiffanyFactory.com Limited

Stained Glass Producing

 

Copper Foil Producing

 

Caps and Filigree Producing

 

Lamp Shade Designing

 

Lamp Shade Producing

 

Panels Designing and Producing

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Metal Lamp Bases Producing

 

Main Types of Plugs, Switches and Sockets

 

Other Parts or Accessories of Lamp Bases

Assembling of Lamps

 

Adding Wood Frames and Hooks for Panels

  

Laoding into Containers for Shipping

Usually we use single mail order packing for each finished product such as whole lamp or a panel (Items with prices on our homepage are all quoted according to this packing way). Importers may sell by post with our packing. We use polyester foam as inner packing and white or gray carton as outer packing. We also attach a photo on each carton for easier identification of inner product. On each carton, we also print item number, carton size, danger caution remarks and shipping mark.

 

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Tiffany Lamp

 

A tiffany lamp is a type of lamp with many different types of glass shade. The most famous was the stained leaded glass lamp. Tiffany lamps are considered part of the Art Nouveau movement.

History

The first Tiffany lamp was created around 1895. Beautiful in design and intricacy, each lamp was handmade by skilled craftsman, not mass or machine produced. Its designer was not, as had been thought for over 100 years, Louis Comfort Tiffany, but an unrecognized single woman named Clara Driscoll who was identified in 2007 by Rutgers professor Martin Eidelberg as being the master designer behind the most creative and valuable leaded glass lamps produced by Tiffany Studios.

Tiffany's first business venture was an interior design firm in New York, for which he designed stained glass windows.

Most of his lamps can be grouped into one of seven specific categories: Irregular Upper and Lower Border, Favrile, Geometric,Transition to Flowers, Flowered Cone, and Flowered Globe lamps. The Irregular Upper and Lower Border lamps carry an openwork crown edge that helps to stimulate a branch, tree, or shrubbery. The Favrile category, which means handcrafted, identifies the first lamps Tiffany made with this label. His initials LCT, later replaced the Favrile stamp. The Geometric category, done primarily by the male craftsman, speaks for itself. The Tiffany craftsman used geometric shapes such as triangles, squares, rectangles, and ovals to form these patterns for these lamps. Next is the Transition to Flowers group, which is subdivided into the Flowered Cone and Globe lamps. All of these lamps follow a nature, or botanical, design using flowers, dragonflies, spiders with webs, butterflies, and peacock feathers. The difference within these two smaller categories is the difference in the lamp shapes, basically a cone and a globe.

Production

Aside from their categorization every lamp is prepared by using the Copper Foil method. First a pattern for the lamp is drawn out on a heavy piece of cardboard. Next a number and glass color is written on the pattern piece. After the pattern is drawn and labeled, the glass is laid over it and traced. Once the pattern is traced onto the glass, the pieces can be cut and ground to their correct shape. Next the pieces need to be cleaned so the copper foil can be applied to the edges. The copper foil solution allows the pieces to adhere together. After the lamp has been placed accordingly and it is fully bonded, the edges need to be soldered together for a firm hold. Finally after the lamp has been soldered it is cleaned to bring out its beauty.

 

Louis Comfort Tiffany

 

 

Born February 18, 1848(1848-02-18)
New York, New York
Died January 17, 1933 (aged 84)
New York, New York
Resting place Greenwood Cemetery
Education Pennsylvania Military Academy
Eagleswood Military Academy
Known for Favrile glass
Spouse(s) Mary Woodbridge Goddard (c1850-1884)
Parents Charles Lewis Tiffany
Harriet Olivia Avery Young

Louis Comfort Tiffany (February 18, 1848 – January 17, 1933) was an American artist and designer who worked in the decorative arts and is best known for his work in stained glass. He is the American artist most associated with the Art Nouveau and Aesthetic movements. Tiffany was affiliated with a prestigious collaborative of designers known as the Associated Artists, which included Lockwood de Forest, Candace Wheeler, and Samuel Colman. Tiffany designed stained glass windows and lamps, glass mosaics, blown glass, ceramics, jewelry, enamels and metalwork.

Personal life

Louis was the son of Charles Lewis Tiffany, founder of Tiffany and Company; and Harriet Olivia Avery Young. Louis married Mary Woodbridge Goddard (c1850-1884) on May 15, 1872 in Norwich, Connecticut and had the following children: Mary Woodbridge Tiffany (1873-1963) who married Graham Lusk; Charles Louis Tiffany I (1874-1874); Charles Louis Tiffany II (1878-1947); and Hilda Goddard Tiffany (1879-1908), the youngest. After the death of his wife, he married Louise Wakeman Knox (1851-1904) on November 9, 1886. They had the following children: Louise Comfort Tiffany (1887-1974); Julia DeForest Tiffany (1887-1973) who married Gurdon S. Parker then married Francis Minot Weld; Annie Olivia Tiffany (1888-1892); and Dorothy Trimble Tiffany (1891-1979), who, as Dorothy Burlingham, later became a noted psychoanalyst and lifelong friend and partner of Anna Freud. Many of Tiffany's descendants are active in the arts, politics, and the sciences. Only one descendant is working in glass today — Dr. Rodman Gilder Miller of Seattle, Washington.

He attended school at Pennsylvania Military Academy in Chester, Pennsylvania, and Eagleswood Military Academy in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. His first artistic training was as a painter, studying under George Inness and Samuel Colman in New York City and Léon Bailly in Paris.

Career

Louis Comfort Tiffany started out as a painter. He became interested in glassmaking from about 1875 and worked at several glasshouses in Brooklyn between then and 1878. In 1879, he joined with Candace Wheeler, Samuel Colman and Lockwood de Forest to formLouis Comfort Tiffany and Associated American Artists. Tiffany's leadership and talent, as well as by his father's money and connections, led this business to thrive.Their most notable design in 1881 was the opalescent floor to ceiling glass screen commissioned for the White House by President Chester A. Arthur. The interior design of the Mark Twain House in Hartford CT. was also done in 1881 and still remains.

A desire to concentrate on art in glass led to the breakup of the firm in 1885, when Tiffany chose to establish his own glassmaking firm later that same year. The first Tiffany Glass Company was incorporated on December 1, 1885, which in 1902 became known as theTiffany Studios.

 

Tiffany glass

 

Tiffany glass is the generic name used here to describe the many and varied types of glass developed and produced from 1878 to 1933 at the Tiffany Studios, by Louis Comfort Tiffany. However, it is his head designer until 1909, Clara Driscoll, who is the person now recognized as the real creator of the finest of the leaded glass Tiffany Lamps. They are now both remembered as the most famous stained glass artists of the United States and possibly the world at that time.

In 1865, Tiffany traveled to Europe and in London he visited the Victoria and Albert Museum, whose extensive collection of Roman and Syrian glass made a deep impact on him. He admired the coloration of medieval glass and was convinced that the quality of contemporary glass could be improved upon.

In his own words, the "Rich tones are due in part to the use of pot metal full of impurities, and in part to the uneven thickness of the glass, but still more because the glass maker of that day abstained from the use of paint".

Tiffany was an interior designer, and in 1878 his interest turned towards the creation of stained glass, when he opened his own studio and glass foundry because he was unable to find the types of glass that he desired in interior decoration. His inventiveness both as a designer of windows and as a producer of the material with which to create them was to become renowned.

Tiffany wanted the glass itself to transmit texture and rich colors and he developed a type of glass he called Favrile. Some of the most significant products of Tiffany's glass manufacture are described here.

 

 

Types of Tiffany glass

Opalescent glass

The term opalescent glass is commonly used to describe glass where more than one color is present, being fused during the manufacture, as against flashed glass in which two colors may be laminated, or silver stained glass where a solution of silver nitrate is superficially applied, turning red glass to orange and blue glass to green. Some opalescent glass was used by several stained glass studios in England from the 1860s and 1870s onwards, notably Heaton, Butler and Bayne. Its use became increasingly common. Opalescent glass is the basis for the range of glasses created by Tiffany.

Favrile glass

Tiffany patented Favrile glass in 1880. The trade name Favrile was derived from the French word, fabrile, meaning handcrafted.

Favrile glass often has a distinctive characteristic that is common in some glass from Classical antiquity: it possesses a superficial iridescence. This iridescence causes the surface to shimmer, but also causes a degree of opacity. This iridescent effect of the glass was obtained by mixing different colors of glass together while hot.

According to Tiffany:

"Favrile glass is distinguished by brilliant or deeply toned colors, usually iridescent like the wings of certain American butterflies, the necks of pigeons and peacocks, the wing covers of various beetles."

Streamer glass

Streamer glass refers to a sheet of glass with a pattern of glass strings affixed to its surface. Tiffany made use of such textured glass to represent, for example, twigs, branches and grass.

Streamers are prepared from very hot molten glass, gathered at the end of a punty (pontil) that is rapidly swung back and forth and stretched into long, thin strings that rapidly cool and harden. These hand-stretched streamers are pressed on the molten surface of sheet glass during the rolling process, and become permanently fused.

Fracture glass

Fracture glass refers to a sheet of glass with a pattern of irregularly shaped, thin glass wafers affixed to its surface. Tiffany made use of such textured glass to represent, for example, foliage seen from a distance.

The irregular glass wafers, called fractures, are prepared from very hot, colored molten glass, gathered at the end of a blowpipe. A large bubble is forcefully blown until the walls of the bubble rapidly stretch, cool and harden. The resulting glass bubble has paper-thin walls and is immediately shattered into shards. These hand blown shards are pressed on the surface of the molten glass sheet during the rolling process, to which they become permanently fused.

 

Fracture-streamer glass

 

Fracture-streamer glass refers to a sheet of glass with a pattern of glass strings, and irregularly shaped, thin glass wafers, affixed to its surface. Tiffany made use of such textured glass to represent, for example, twigs, branches and grass, and distant foliage.

 

The process is as above except that both streamers and fractures are applied to sheet glass during the rolling process.

Ripple glass

Ripple glass refers to a sheet of textured glass with marked surface waves. Tiffany made use of such textured glass to represent, for example, water or leaf veins.

The texture is created during the glass sheet-forming process. A sheet is formed from molten glass with a roller that spins on itself, while travelling forward. Normally the roller spins at the same speed as its own forward motion, and the resulting sheet has a smooth surface. In the manufacture of rippled glass, the roller spins faster than its own forward motion. The rippled effect is retained as the glass cools.

Ring mottle glass

Ring mottle glass refers to sheet glass with a pronounced mottle created by localized, heat-treated opacification and crystal-growth dynamics. Ring mottle glass was invented by Tiffany in the early 20th century. Tiffany's distinctive style exploited glass containing a variety of motifs such as those found in ring mottle glass, and he relied minimally on painted details.

When Tiffany Studio closed in 1928, the secret formula for making ring mottle glass was forgotten and lost. Ring mottle glass was re-dicscovered in the late sixties by Eric Lovell of Uroboros Glass. Traditionally used for organic details on leaves and other natural elements, ring mottles also find a place in contemporary work when abstract patterns are desired.

Drapery glass

Drapery glass refers to a sheet of heavily folded glass that suggests fabric folds. Tiffany made adundant use of drapery glass in ecclesiastical stained glass windows to add a 3-dimensional effect to flowing robes and angel wings, and to imitate the natural coarseness of magnolia petals.

The making of drapery glass requires skill and experience. A small diameter hand-held roller is manipulated forcefully over a sheet of molten glass to produce heavy ripples, while folding and creasing the entire sheet. The ripples become rigid and permanent as the glass cools. Each sheet produced from this artisanal process is unique.

Techniques for cutting Tiffany glass

In order to cut streamer, fracture or ripple glass, the sheet may be scored on the side without streamers, fractures or ripples with a carbide glass cutter, and broken at the score line with breaker-grozier pliers.

In order to cut drapery glass, the sheet may be placed on styrofoam, scored with a carbide glass cutter, and broken at the score line with breaker-grozier pliers, but a bandsaw or ringsaw are the preferred tools.

 

 

We got a lot of satisfied feedback from our buyers especially new buyers. We swear some comments listed below are all true! Of course, many more old and close buyers do not comment at all since there is no problem with our quality and they order regularly and constantly from us. Frankly speaking, almost all buyers are those who left old suppliers for different reasons and turned to us and never leave us after test/first order for our quality, stability and credits. We welcome you to test us too and we are ready to satisfy and support you too!

 

 

From Japan: I watchd table lamp open package.3 type all big size and beauty glad me  

 

From New Zealand: I thank you & your team for all your efforts & time given to make my consignment ready. I received my consignment last Friday and everything seems fine so far. I like the new items? a very good job done! Thanks once again and I hope we grow our business in the near future! 

 

From USA: Yes. I will place an order in about 1 month. I am trying to get new customers. Right now the US economy is suffering so not too many people are buying but we will find new buyers.    


From UK: Dearest ..., I received the shipment of glass a couple of days ago, thank you very much for your very efficient work and all the efforts that you made. Firstly, the glass is fantastic quality, the pictures that you sent were not so good I was worried about the quality, but it is excellent. Secondly, the packaging is exceptional, of the highest quality, I have never seen packaging as good as this. Thirdly, the labelling is fantastic it is in clear writing and on all sides of the box so we can  identify the contents. Thank you very much for putting ... designs on, this helps me to stop other people copying. Fourthly, the cable switches and plugs, the lampholders, and the Harps are all very good quality for the low price, thank you very much for this. And finally, your diligent service, your attention to detail, your quick response to my e-mails, are all part of a very efficient and high quality service. I am confident that we will do a lot more business soon. I had no idea that the product quality would be so good and the service would be excellent. I thank you again ..., and all the people working in your factory to make such an excellent product. I will speak to you soon. Warmest regards   


From Australia: The lamps arrived without any problems. Great product, good packaging. I am very happy about it.     

  
From USA: I truly enjoyed our cooperation this past year and i look forward to doing more business with you in the future.   

  
From UK: Yes I have received them! They're perfect! And the whole process was extremely quick. I am very happy with them, thanks so much for all your help.   

   
From New Zealand: GOOD NEWS that the lamps have finally arrived to my place!!! The tiffany lamps are beautiful and now I have no doubts on your good quality. I hope we can keep some good business in near future. Now I am becoming very busy here try to sell them. Please pray for me.    

  
From USA: The lamps finally arrived last week. Everything looks great. The quality and packing were very good. All the parts were there and all the correct lamps etc. were sent. Thanks again for all your hard work in getting them here. I'll let you know how sales go. The economy is really slow now but we are hoping things will pick up for the Christmas season.     

  
From Canada: The lamps have arrived safely, the packaging looks good, those we have opened are in good condition and packed well. Thanks you again for your good service and help.  

  
From Australia: We received the lamps the other day! It is absolutely gorgeous! Thank you so much Sunny for all of your hard work with this order. We really appreciate it.  

  
From Netherlands: The container was deliverd on Friday. We are very enthousiastic about the pakking and the quality. Now we will do our best to sell these items and continue the business.     

  
From Germany: I am mostly satisfied with your products, there were only a few problems but this I will let you know later. Please send me a photo quotation for the Items as listed in the attached Excel file and also I will need the actual prizes for the items from my first order.  


From USA: I got all the lights and everything looks very good, Thank You. The business in the usa is very slow now but should pickup soon. When everything pickup we will make bigger order and i will contact you.     

  
From Germany: We opened our big container of lamps. Everything is perfect. Your team did a good job! Thank you very much!!     

  
From Germany: My best gifts for new year. We like all goods you have send us, we are really satisfied.   

  
From Spain: The last container all is correct in general. Congratulation to NEW MODELS 251 and RA006.... PERFECTS!!! 

 

From Denmark: we have of course got the container, we got it on the 14th of december, so we managed to get out some of the lamps before christmas. You asked of response of the lamp quality, and it is fine. It is difficult to order new items only by photo, but I think these items will sell well.   

   
From Australia: About the order. I am happy with most of the pieces, the columns are very nice it would have been good if the metal parts were not so plastic looking. The firescreens are very nice also but they don?t seem to be very strong.     

  
From Indonesia: I have recently received a delivery of lamps from you and I am happy with service and quality. I will to order some more.   

  
From Hungary: The container has successfully arrived. Unfortunately there are some smaller problems like there is no Hungarian manual in the boxes of the table lamps, only in the boxes of floor lamps and there is no pictures on the boxes in order to recognize them. We find the products very nice and good. I hope we can do further business in the future.    

  
From USA: The quality of lamps in this shipment is the best you have given us so far. We have had no problems with any bases. The workmanship on the shades is very good. Your shades are as good as any that Dale Tiffany or Meyda supply.  

 

From USA: I examined all of the stained glass items, lamps, suncatcher, nite light. Everything looked really good.     


From France: I have receive today the container. And I can tell you, I'm very happy of your work, and the quality. Thank you very much, Sunny. Next week, I take contact with you for a new command...About lamps, people likes; we sell little quantity because in this period, we works with people, but they are particulars, not professionels. They visit our factury. In September, we visit our professionels clients, and it's better for to do more quantity. But don't worry, here, we are happy of your collection, and we'll continue to work with you. I come to you for to give news. I'm happy to sell your lamps; I like that. 

 

From USA: I received the container and I started to sell :) I am so happy , you don't have idea how much!

 

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TiffanyFactory.com Limited specializes in designing and mass producing of tiffany stained glass lamps,windows and crafts. Our products have been widely exported to North America, Europe, Mid East, Oceania, Japan and Russia. Now we have become the lar...