Stained glass lamps are frequently used in the decor and the beauty of the illustrations with the functionality of a lamp. In the 20th century, a line of stained glass lamps are introduced by the Tiffany Company. While a manufacturer may claim are selling a lamp “Tiffany” is often a lamp made in the style of Tiffany and not a real product. There are some ways to determine if a lamp is authentic Tiffany stained glass.
Instructions to identifying stained glass lamps: locate the signature at the bottom of the lampshade. Study the lamp base. The bases are made of copper or brass and are quite heavy. Examine the weld between pieces of glass and workmanship of the weld. Real Tiffany lamps are made by welding copper and brass replicas typically use less metal or other welding. Bronze and other metals typically only appear black, while aged copper will be dark greenish-black.
Study design. Tiffany lamps are produced with a variety of designs heavy details common original designs include roses, begonias, dragonflies, peacocks and other species of flora and fauna. Pay attention to price. Real Tiffany stained glass lamps are considered to be an antique and have a much higher price than a reproduction.