The wealth from his father’s business gave Tiffany the chance to travel to Europe and the Middle East before he settled down in New York to work in design. He developed some extraordinary techniques in colour glass, which he first used in windows for many churches being constructed in the 1880’s in the United States, but his work in domestic interiors led him to develop his lamp shades and objects by the late 19th century. The range if items produced in glass untill his retirement in 1918 was quite remarkable and of a quality rarely achieved.

Diana Lloyd

Freelance Lecturer in Ceramics, Glass and the History of Interior Decoration in Europe, North and South America. Lectures at the Inchbald School of Design, The Interior Design School and for American University Groups, N T and Antiques Societies and Christie’s Education. Guides groups through Museum Collections¬† and Country Houses. Collects Ceramics and Glass. Diploma with Distinction in the Fine and Decorative Arts, Inchbald School of Design.