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Art & Glass – two things that can “make your day”!!!

This “Pond Lily” lamp sold for $3,372,500 at Christie’s in December 2018. Made by Tiffany Studios in the early 1900s, it was one of the costliest and rarest creations produced by the company, and retailed at $400.

If you love them both as much as I do, you’ll want to see the unlimited possibilities of creating colorful, light-filled, delightful art. My favorite hero, of course, is Louis Comfort Tiffany. In 1885, Tiffany began making his own glass and he acquired Stanford Bray’s patent for the “copper foil” technique, which, by edging each piece of cut glass in copper foil and soldering the whole together to create his windows and lamps, made possible a level of detail previously unknown.

He was a pioneer for not only the method, but for what was to become the “American style” of stained glass contrasting the European style using lead channel which had dominated Europe for hundreds of years. Read on…

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