Which Tiffany Lamp Pattern Should You Choose?

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The original Tiffany lamps were created late in the 19th century by Tiffany Studios, and unfortunately are no longer being manufactured. That doesn't mean that you can't enjoy one of these lovely, richly color lighting fixtures in your home, however, because there are many, many reproductions available of the original Tiffany lamp patterns. Let's take a look at some of the more popular patterns so you can choose the one that's right for you. Tiffany lamp shades were originally divided into several groups: Favrile glass (a patented invention), geometric glass, floral design, cone shaped, globe shaped, and irregular lower border. The floral group also encompassed other aspects of nature such as dragonflies and butterflies.

One of the most popular of these patterns through the years has been the dragonfly design. The dragonfly appears to be suspended, and its head and wings form the lower edge of the lamp shade. They were originally created in shades of blue and green, but these days you will find Tiffany style lamps that feature dragonflies in colors to match any decor. Another popular choice in Tiffany lamp patterns is the wisteria. This is a true work of art, as each lampshade is produced from over 1000 individual cuts of glass. The resulting pattern forms the appearance of vines and wisteria blooms in lovely purple hues. Traditionally, the shade features a lower border of still-closed blossoms and the wisteria vine encircles the upper portion of the shade.

Floral patterns are a favorite of many people who are seeking to add a Tiffany lamp to their decor, and apart from the wisteria you can find other lovely blooms such as roses and tulips. These patterns are most effectively presented on a globe or cone shaped shade, and tend to feature multicolored backgrounds with an array of intricately detailed flowers. These lamps are often designed with an irregular lower border.

Remember you can also find Meyda Tiffany lights at Carolina Rustica, too!