So you found an authentic Tiffany Lamp that has been damaged? Or you’re just curious as to how a broken colored-glass lamp can be re-made into a beautiful new creation? Then you are in the right place.Knowing how Tiffany lamps were originally constructed by Louis Comfort Tiffany is the first step in learning how to restore one. Much like a fashion designer or architect, Tiffany would sketch a design on paper, and then develop a pattern based off of the original sketch.Once the pattern was completed, Tiffany would create a mold to etch the pattern onto and he would build a brass ring that would sit at the base of the mold. This brass ring provided the base support for the completed Tiffany lamp, as well as bearing the “TIFFANY STUDIOS” trademark. Tiffany would then cut out all of the pattern pieces and divide them into color categories. Upon hand-crafting perfectly colored pieces of glass, Tiffany would go to work cutting out each individual piece of glass.As Tiffany cut the pieces of glass he would match them to the pattern on the mold to ensure proper fit. Temporary glue or beeswax was used to hold the cut glass onto the… Read full this story
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