Please note that minor imperfections and irregularities in this item are inherent and desirable characteristics of a genuine handcrafted product and should not be considered as defects. We believe all problems can be resolved. First, please don't be confused with Tiffany branded jewellery. A "Tiffany lamp" is nowadays a generic term used to describe a style of lamp made of genuine handcrafted stained glass, known as Tiffany stained glass, of which there are many and varied types, that has been hand constructed and assembled using the authentic, time-honored "copper foil" or "Tiffany" method first pioneered by Louis Comfort Tiffany, an American artist and designer, most associated with the Art Nouveau movement, who worked in the decorative arts and is best known for his work in stained glass.
The ingenious glassmaking and glass assembly techniques originally developed by Tiffany enabled the creation of artistic three-dimensional works with unparalleled colours and hues, paving the way for a new generation of lamps that remained unsurpassed in beauty and grandeur. Are the Tiffany lamps made of glass or plastic? When I tap on the shade, it doesn't sound like glass.
With many Tiffany lamp shades, when you tap on them using your knuckle or finger tip, it does not feel like glass. That is more evident when the shade is made of smaller glass panels / pieces. When small panels of stained glass are soldered together, the vibration that it gives off when we tap on them feels more like plastic than glass; the vibration is dampened by soldering small panels of glasses together. To verify that the shade is indeed made of glass, you can use a fork to tap on the Tiffany shade lightly. You can feel the glass tone better.
If you accidentally drop the shade, it WILL break. Tiffany stained glass is thicker.
When you tap on them, you are actually feeling the stain coating. They are rolled out from a big sheet of glass initially, stained into different colour and then cut into little pieces before being soldered together. Unlike plastic, they have variation and rippling surface.And the lamps feel heavier than normal lamps. What is the greasy film coating on shade surface? Most new Tiffany style lamps are delivered with a coating of oil or wax to protect the lamp in transport. This is normal and should be no cause for concern.. Use a dry clean cloth to remove any excess oil on the shade.
The lamp looks so much better straight away. Please see the instruction below. How can I clean Tiffany stained glass shades or panels at home?
Use a clean and soft cloth to wipe your lamp or panel. Never use chemicals on your opaque stained glass because they can damage the soldering finish. What kind of materials is your Tiffany lamp made of? We use stained glass, copper foil and solder tin to make lamp shade, panels and glass parts of other gifts and decoration articles.For lamps base, we use zinc mostly. Please check our store for more! The item "Free Postage JT Tiffany Stained Glass Tulip Style Bedside Table Lamp" is in sale since Thursday, May 6, 2021. This item is in the category "Home & Garden\Lighting & Fans\Lamps".
The seller is "jtmart" and is located in Melbourne, VIC. This item can be shipped worldwide.