The Metropolitan Museum Louis C. Tiffany Lamps Six Magnets
s Comfort Tiffany (1848–1933) began his career as a painter but moved quickly to interior decoration and leaded-glass windows. Starting in 1898 he adapted his method of making windows to the production of artful lampshades, frequently inspired by natural motifs. Although the artist's craftsmen used patterns, each lampshade was unique due to the selection of the individual pieces of glass. This set of magnets (clockwise from top left) features details of lampshades from the collection of the New-York Historical Society Museum.