How can I tell if a Tiffany lamp is real?
To be sure of the authenticity of the glass used, dab a cotton swab in nail varnish remover and gently run it over the glass. With real Tiffany lamps, the color pigment is embedded in the glass and won’t rub off, while fake Tiffany glass will have been painted, and the paint will come off when rubbed.
Why do Tiffany lamps feel like plastic?
Tiffany fixtures sound like plastic if you tap them with your finger, even though genuine Tiffany products are glass. That’s because Tiffany invented a process of wrapping his pieces of stained glass in a piece of paper covered in copper foil.
When did they stop making Tiffany lamps?
As with many trends, Tiffany lamps did of course fall out of fashion. By 1913 Tiffany lamps completely disappeared from fashionable homes and the factory even ceased production, pushed away by the rise of Art Moderne and Expressionism.