Tiffany\'s lights became so familiar today that they no longer seem to belong to a particular time and place.
However, their manufacturing and the early 20 th century pop wave coincided with the development of electricity and the arrival of new aesthetic art on the Atlantic side.
These historical environments have created a new type of decorative art, which, like the handicraft industry, is attributed to commerce ---
Light softly through the vines and flowers.
The son of jeweler Charles Tiffany, Louis confort Tiffany, began his career as a painter and then turned his attention to design and decorative art.
He built an interior.
In 1879, the decoration company, many of the commissions he provided for wealthy customers include carefully crafted color-
Glass windows and mosaics.
With the establishment of Tiffany\'s studio, he began making his own glass in the 1890 s.
The production of the famous lamps did not begin until the end of 1890, about the same time when the bulbs were more widely used.
With these lights, Tiffany took advantage of the new technology, which allowed him to sell a smaller, portable version of his signature windows to buyers.
\"Tiffany is not only an outstanding designer, but also an excellent promoter,\" said 20-year-old Greg Kuharich.
Department of decoration art of Sotheby\'s century.
He showed his works around the world.
According to Kuharic, Tiffany has a distributor in Paris and his works are sold throughout Europe.
So Tiffany is one of the few American designers who can get global recognition even today.
Europeans, Canadians, South Americans and Asians know and collect Tiffany\'s lamps and glasses.
\"The last peak in the Tiffany market was between 1989 and 1990, when prices were driven by Japanese purchases,\" said 20-year-old Peggy Giggs.
Christie\'s century department of decorative art.
After the downturn in early 1990, prices began to climb in the middle of a decade.
In 1997, Christie\'s sold a Tiffany lotus lamp for $2.
8 million, the current world auction record for the category has been refreshed.
\"Tiffany\'s lights are always expensive,\" Kuharic said . \"
\"But by 1920 and 1930 they are considered picky and outdated --
Rich families will give them to their servants.
\"Until the end of 1960, there was renewed interest in the design of rival craft and new art styles, and no one had much trouble with Tiffany lights, except for some groundbreaking dealers and collectors.
Kuharic said some of them were even melted because of the meager lead content in World War II.
Now they go from about $10,000 at the low end to several hundred dollars or more at the high end.
Christie\'s star location in December.
The sale of Tiffany lamps and glass is a very large poppy floor lamp, about 1910.
According to Gilges, its unpublished estimate is $1. Between $2 million and $1. 5 million.
The second-highest section is estimated to be a small tiger-climbing desk lamp, with about 1910, which is expected to bring between $300,000 and $400,000.
At Sotheby\'s Tiffany\'s auction in December
1. a tin of ginger coated with copper, with pink poppies, sold for $192,750, estimated at $50,000 to $80,000.
Kuharic said the price of the ginger can was \"unprecedented \".
\"Tight supply has pushed up the price of iconic flowers --
Designed with lead glass lamps, there are plenty of options for collectors who still want Tiffany products below $20,000.
Gilges said the price of lamps replacing lead glass with Damascus or blown glass tones ranged from $8,000 to $12,000.
At the same time, Kuharic pointed out that lamps with geometric design instead of floral patterns also start at around $10,000.
Tiffany\'s studio also produces a wide variety of glass vases and utensils, as well as metal products, enamel and jewelry, which, in many cases, are easier to identify than a fixture
\"You think you \'ve seen everything,\" Kuharic said . \".
\"But there is no end to what is outside.
What: How much is the Tiffany light : The Light in blown glass or Damascus tone starts at about $8,000 while the geometry-
Designed LED lights start at about $10,000.
In contrast, flowers
At the low end, the cost of designing lead lamps is $15,000 to $20,000.
What is popular: Widodo, Dragonfly and peony lights are the most well-known and popular --after designs.
The price of these lights can easily reach several hundred dollars.
How to Buy: The number of fakes and replicas has also increased with the popularity of Tiffany\'s design.
\"The signature is not reliable,\" Kuharic said . \".
\"You have to know the material and do the homework.
\"Buy only from trusted dealers, auction houses or other reliable sources.