Stained glass lamps
The shades of these lamps are constructed with the same technique as stained glass windows. It is a decorator piece that was originally credited to an incredible artist who started with painting, jewelry design, glass work, and then stained glass windows. His name was Louis Comfort Tiffany.
Tiffany lamp designs
Tiffany started the company that became famous for these beautiful, quality stained glass lamps. Many of the Tiffany lamp designs incorporate glass cabochons that are definitely a characteristic of his jewelry background. Even today, these type of lamps are referred to as Tiffany-style lamps. The Tiffany designs are very replicated, but there is no limit to the possible lamp designs now.
The company of artists who made Tiffany lamps were mostly women…
The first real Tiffany lamp was made around 1895. This first one as well as the most artistic and valuable of the lamps have been tracked to an artist and designer named Clara Driscoll. She was one of the “Tiffany girls” who worked for Tiffany’s firm, and is believed to be the designer of the famous dragonfly design lamps. Driscoll was also one of the highest paid women of her time.
The Tiffany history that led to these lamps…
Louis Comfort Tiffany’s father, Charles Lewis Tiffany, founded Tiffany & Company. Tiffany & Company was a luxury jewelry and specialties retailer. In 1851, during his time with the earlier version of the company, Charles established the English standard for Sterling Silver. Louis Comfort Tiffany was born into this jewelry family and became the first Design Director for that company in 1902.
Louis’s interest & skill set
Tiffany started out in painting and jewelry, then moved onto glass-working. He began an interior designer business called Louis Comfort Tiffany and Associated American Artists. This company designed the wallpaper, furniture, and textiles used for doing the decorating. Tiffany was skilled in glass blowing, ceramics, enamels, and of course, metalwork and jewelry.
Louis started into glass work & stained glass
The interior design company ended after 4 years and he started his glass making firm. He presented his first blown glass art work from his newly built glass factory at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair. They attracted the attention of a number of important people and his pieces were bought and put on exhibit at many notable museums. He also made stained glass windows. Some of them incorporated painted glass designs.
What makes these lamps such great decorator pieces
There are so many reasons to love this artistic glass-work. The design seems solid and opaque in dim lighting. It seems to glow with vibrant new life and focus when lit up inside. It can cause colored light patterns external to the lamp as well. The appearance is ornate, classic, and elegant. They add warm light to the room that is inviting and peaceful.
There are designs that have floral, nature, and geometric themes. Tiffany was part of the Aesthetic and Art Nouveau movement in art. The base can be a complimentary sculpted form, or a light up stained glass work as well. These add a distinctive and stylish warmth to any environment.
Modern Tiffany-style lamps
Louis Comfort Tiffany and his studio company made the real Tiffany lamps. There are plenty of companies that have Tiffany in the name, but they are Tiffany-style lamps that are reproductions or imitations of the original lamps. Louis Comfort Tiffany died in 1933.
Use of Tiffany in the name…
These modern companies include: Dale Tiffany, Inc., Meyda Tiffany, Robert Louis Tiffany, and Warehouse of Tiffany. Dale Tiffany, Inc. was founded in 1979. Meyda Tiffany is a composite name for the names of the founders (Meyer and Ida Cohen) and was founded 30 years ago. Since all my research yields nothing for Robert Louis Tiffany, I think I will stay clear of these. This name is a merging of many Tiffany family names that seems deliberately misleading to a larger degree. That strikes me as way too deceptive.
This lamp is a good example because it has the mission lamp shape, and both the filigree dragonfly as well as floral in the design.
Most attractive stained glass lamps
These lamps are from reputable sources and use real glass in them!
I am presenting these categories:
Mission lamp – this style has a rectangular shaped shade frame
Dragonfly lamps & Peacock lamps
Boroque style lamps
Chloe-Lighting-CH33359MR16-TL2-Tiffany-Style-Mission 2 Light Table Lamp 16-Inch Shade and 22.4 inches tall
The colors are golds, greens, and browns. The base is metal.
16.1″ x 16.1″ x 22.4″
4.1 out of 5 stars with over 55 reviews
Chloe Lighting CH833359WM15-DT3 Tiffany Tiffany-Style 3 Light Mission Double Lit Wooden Table Lamp 15″ Shade, Multi
This one has the same style and a stained glass base to match. Framing for this lamp shade and base is wood. The colors are golds, greens, and browns.
15″ X 15″ X 25.6″
Amora Lighting AM1053TL14 Tiffany Style Mission Design Table Lamp 22 inches
Tans, golds, and brown are the colors with copper foil glass shade and zinc metal base.
14″ x 14″ x 22″
Chloe Lighting CH33293MS16-TL2 “KINSEY” Tiffany-Style Mission 2 Light Table Lamp 16-Inch Tall
Mulitcolor foil glass shade with resin base
16″ x 16″ x 23.2″
4.2 out of 5 stars for over 55 reviews
Drake Mission Collection Tiffany Style Nightlight Table Lamp
Multicolor glass shade with zinc base.
18″ X 18″ X 25.5″
5 out of 5 stars but only 1 review
Amora Lighting AM058TL14 Tiffany Style Mission Table Lamp 23 Inches
This is my favorite of the Mission lamps in this list. It has a floral design down the vertical bands. The shade is 14″ X 14″ X 6.75″.
14″ X 14″ X 23″for lamp
4 out of 5 stars with over 15 reviews
Amora Lighting AM060TL16 Tiffany Style Roses And Butterflies Table Lamp 24 Inches
This lamp has roses on the top and butterflies on the bottom band of the multicolor glass shade. There are nine roses on shade-three red, three lavender, and three peach colored roses.
16″ X 16″ X 23″
5 out of 5 stars with 15 reviews
Amora Lighting AM101TL16 Tiffany Style Hummingbirds Table Lamp 24 inches High
This lamp has roses and humming birds on glass shade with metal base. The shade has white and yellow glass cabochons.
16″ X 16″ X 24″
Amora Lighting Amora Lighting AM1534TL16 Tiffany Style Roses Table Lamp 23 In
Multi-color glass shade with small roses around the top and large roses around the bottom of the shade with a zinc base. There is a very high number of glass cabochons throughout the shade design that will give an even more vibrant appearance when lit.
4.6 out of 5 stars with over 35 reviews
16″ X 16″ X 23″
Warehouse of Tiffany 1686-BB449 Tiffany-style Tree Lamp
Multi-color wisteria glass shade with zinc alloy base that looks like a very realistic sloping trunk. Don’t worry, this base is well weighted to give great balance.
4 out of 5 stars with over 35 reviews
18″ X 18″ X 25″
Tiffany Style Calla Lilly Table Lamp 25 inches
This is one of my big favorite designs and also one of the cheapest. White calla lilies with yellow and green plant base on a glass shade with metal and resin base. The dark band at the transition of the corner of the shade had very intricate tiny glass piece work that is quite impressive.
4.7 out of 5 stars with 14 reviews
18″ X 18″ X 25″
Bieye L10191 16-inches Water Lily Tiffany Style Stained Table Lamp with 100% Brass Dragonfly Rilievo Base and Stained Glass Shade (Pink Water Lily)
Multi-color water lily floral shade with spectacular dragonfly design on the metal base. This is a stout shaped lamp with many glass cabochons. I really love this unique lamp that has to be seen to be appreciated!
16″ X 16″ X 19.6″
Tiffany-Style Heart Pattern 22″ High Table Lamp
Stand out colors of blue, red, and green with a floral boroque-like glass shade with a metal base. The background color is white and there are glass cabochons through the floral part of the design.
4.2 out of 5 stars for 4 reviews
10″ X 14″ X 22″
Warehouse of Tiffany White Flower Table Lamp 17 inches tall
Green and purple are the primary colors to this glass shade with white flowers. This has 3D spiral channeled shade and a metal base. White is the contrasting background color for this complex design. Another lamp that is so unique that it has to be seen to be fully appreciated!
12″ X 12″ X 17″
Bieye L10545 18-inches Dragonfly Tiffany Style Stained Glass Table Lamp with Double Lit, 26-inch Tall
Prevalent colors are blue, red, and yellow for this lamp with a stained glass base that also lights up. The dragonfly bodies are red glass with textured white glass wings and there are cabochons of many colors as well.
18″ X 18″ X 26″
4.5 out of 5 stars with over 200 reviews
Amora Lighting Amora Lighting AM1035TL14 Tiffany Style Dragonfly Table Lamp 2 lights 18 inches tall
The glass shade has filigree dragonfly design with predominantly reds and yellows, cabochons of a variety of colors, and a zinc base.
4.4 out of 5 stars with over 45 reviews
14″ X 14″ X 18″
Tiffany Style Yellow Dragonfly Table Lamp with Lighted Base
Filigree dragonfly glass shade and base are primarily yellow and green with many glass cabochons. There are 3 row rectangular tile borders in the shade and base as well. The base also lights up.
4.8 out of 5 stars with 20 reviews
Tiffany Style Green Dragonfly Table Lamp – Lighted Base
Filigree dragonfly design shade. The shade and base have green and yellow with blue tile borders and many color glass cabochons throughout. The base lights up.
4.7 out of 5 stars with 3 reviews
Warehouse of Tiffany TF16276G Magnus 2-Light Green Dragonfly Tiffany-Style 16 inch Table Lamp
Filigree dragonfly with primarily green and yellow colors in the glass shade with green glass cabochons. The base has a textured spiral stem and dragonflies around the base.
16″ x 16″ x 22″
Warehouse of Tiffany 2954#LSH Tiffany-style Peacock Lantern Table Lamp
This spectacular multi-color glass shade and base has the peacock in the shade. The base lights up and continues the feather design of the peacock from the lamp shade. There are many glass cabochons.
4.5 out of 5 stars with over 40 reviews
32″ X 22″ X 13″
Meyda Tiffany 26665 Peacock Feather Lighted Base Table Lamp, 24.5″ Height
This is a truly spectacular peacock lamp! There truly couldn’t be a better one than this! I have long admired this design… The colorful peacock feather glass design covers the shade and the base, which also lights up.
Boroque style lamps
Amora Lighting Tiffany Style AM1071TL16 Baroque Table Lamp, Multi Color
Multi-color copper foiled glass shade
24″ X 22″ X 12″
4.8 out of 5 stars with over 20 reviews
26″ H Stained Glass Victorian Style Double Lit Table Lamp – Blue
Multi-color glass shade and base with lots of blue. The base lights up.
18 x 18 x 26
4.1 out of 5 stars with 8 reviews