We keep the tradition of Tiffany Studios New York (1880-1930) leaded glass lamp making alive.


L. C.Tiffany was born in 1848 and lived until 1933. His 
family today operates the well renown TIFFANY & CO
of New York,  known for t`s jewelry and exquisite luxury

During his youth his main interest was painting. He was
a member of the National Academy at the age of 23- an
accomplishment that has yet to have been achieved again.

Tiffany began experimenting  with colored glass during 
the70`s of the 19th century and soon thereafter completed
stained glass windows  for churches. Already in this stage, 
he portrayed colored nature  screens within  his  windows
often  allowing  the glass to resemble plant forms.

With Thomas Edison`s discovery of the electric light bulb,
the artisticly designed lampshade of glass was just a step

Louis Comfort Tiffany

Picture taken from: The "lost" Treasures of Louis 
Comfort Tiffany    by  H.F. McKean     (Doubleday)

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Lamps Gallery

Nautilus Lamp

Picture taken from: The "lost" Treasures of Louis 
Comfort Tiffany    by  H.F. McKean     (Doubleday)

Tiffany`s first public exhibition of his lampshades was
in 1899. One of his first lamps - the Nautilus Lamp - 
was patented in New York with the number 30665. 

The construction of the lampshades was the same as
of the stained glass windows. Glass cutting patterns 
were made from a drawing ,  thus allowing many glass
parts to be cut. It was out of these pieces then that the 
lampshade was made. 

The conecting of these single glass pieces was made
possible by framing the edges of every piece with a thin
copper foil, which was then soldered to the neighboring 
copper foiled pieces.

This technique, combined with the linking approach 
made shades extremely stable, thus allowing us today 
to still see many of the old originals in museums of the 
United States of America.

Dr. Hans-Peter Grotepass 

Since 1980, we have been creating extraordinary reproductions of Tiffany lamp designs using the original working methods of Tiffany Studios. 

The lamps recapture the artistry of the originals through subtle coloration achieved by matching the finest glass available and through meticulous hand-crafting of the metalwork in each shade.

We also professionally restore and repair original Tiffany lamps using long-lost methods that only we have rediscovered.

We have created lamps for customers worldwide, including architects, interior designers and individuals that appreciate Tiffany Studios work, but who do not wish to pay the incredibly high prices that original antique lamps command.

Please visit our Tiffany Lamps gallery to see our range of shades and bases. E-mail us at any time to inquire about completed lamps that are available and for custom lamp orders

We ship worldwide by FedEx, with all glass / bronze items packed professionally in wooden boxes.

© Authentic pictures and www.Design by  Dr. Grotepass

Dr. Hans-Peter Grotepass
Gudrun Grotepass

Schloss-Strasse 68     45355 Essen / Germany 
Phone +49  201- 651112 
E-mail: Info@Tiffany-Studios.com