A Tiffany lamp is a type of lamp with a glass shade made with glass designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany and his design studio. The most famous was the stained leaded glass lamp. Tiffany lamps are considered part of the Art Nouveau movement. Due to Tiffany's dominant influence on the style, the term 'Tiffany lamp' or 'Tiffany style lamp' has been often used to refer to stained leaded glass lamps even those not made by Louis Comfort Tiffany's company.
These Tiffany lamps were first created around 1895. Each lamp was handmade by skilled craftsmen, not mass- or machine-produced. Tiffany lamps gained popularity after the Worlds Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893, where Tiffany displayed his lamps in a Byzantine-like chapel.
These lamps prepared by using the copper foil method are a hit world over even after all these years. Recently in 2008, US Post Service reissued a definitive stamp of 1 cent featuring artist Lou Nolan’s rendering of a Tiffany Lamp.
This 1-cent Tiffany Lamp stamp Sheet consisting of 20 stamps is available for $ 20 on USPS site. Go on grab your sheet of these beautiful stamps.
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