Eye On Design: Tiffany Turtleback Lantern

Tiffany Turtleback Lantern
All Photos By Gail

Tiffany artisans made the irregularly surfaced Turtlebacks, a Tiffany Studio invention, by pressing glass into molds.

Tiffany Turtleback Lantern

The thick, irresecendent tiles were then incorporated into shades, bases and mosaics, to dramatic effect. This Turtleback Lantern was designed between 1900 – 1906.

Tiffany Turtleback Lantern
Photographed in the New York Historical Society.

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