All Photos By Gail
Tiffany artisans made the irregularly surfaced Turtlebacks, a Tiffany Studio invention, by pressing glass into molds.
The thick, irresecendent tiles were then incorporated into shades, bases and mosaics, to dramatic effect. This Turtleback Lantern was designed between 1900 – 1906.
Photographed in the New York Historical Society.