Tiffany glass art

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Detail view of a Tiffany lampshade (reproduction)

Tiffany glass art defines one facet of the craftsmanship of Louis Comfort Tiffany . It is actually a technique of glass processing , but stylistically the arts and crafts are closely linked to Art Nouveau .


The technology enables the production of three-dimensional structures by connecting individual glass parts by means of sheathing with copper foil and solder . The soldered seams are given a patina . To do this, they are galvanically copper-plated and then treated with chemicals. This gives them their characteristic black or green color.

Glass shades for Tiffany lamps are an example of three-dimensional structures. Modern design, door glazing, window glazing, still images, lights, Easter eggs, poinsettias, angels and garden art are also produced using this film technique.

With lead glazing (e.g. church windows) and the lead rod technique used there, on the other hand, only two-dimensional shapes are produced.

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