Thursday, February 17, 2011

The World’s Most Expensive Lamp Is Worth 3.5 Million Dollars- Written by Nicole Maddox

What would you buy with 3 and a half million dollars? Drive a fancy car? Buy your dream home? Travel the world? Although they say money can’t keep you warm at night, how about the warm glow from an original Tiffany Lamp that can be yours for...yep, you guessed it,$ 3.5 million dollars.
Tiffany Lamps are considered to be very special as well as rare and are revered for their beauty. The first glass art lamp created by Tiffany Glass Company (A.K.A Tiffany Studios), started by Louis Comfort Tiffany, was made in 1865. The lamps are gorgeous pieces of art made with an average of 2000 separate glass pieces, all hand-cut, wrapped using the copper foil technique and then leaded and soldered together, an all-in-all pain staking process taking many hours to complete.
The Art Nouveau style of Tiffany Lamps is still very popular and many reproductions of Tiffany Studios masterpieces can be found on the market today, made of quality products and by skilled artisans that have studied the craft extensively.
Recently (2010), an extremely rare Tiffany Table Lamp has been available for purchase from the Macklowe Gallery for the record breaking price of $3.5 million dollars. This stained glass beauty is one of seven of these lamps in the world today. The other six all belong to museums and private collectors, unavailable for purchase. With vibrant hues of pinks and greens the blooming water lilies flow down the shade that sits atop a bronze lotus leaf base that features a lovely patina. This lamp would have cost an exorbitant $400 in 1906.
Until this unprecedented price was set, the record of “most expensive lamp in the world” was set at a Christie’s Auction in 1997 when a favrile lotus lamp made by Tiffany’s sold for an extraordinary $2.8 million dollars.
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Most Expensive Lamp in the World
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