FAQ About Products
How can we get catalog (products photos)?
With powerful help of internet, we do not send printed catalog any more. We upload most products online time to time @ http://www.tiffanycatalog.net/ . Products photo names are well arranged new item numbers (forever item numbers we will use). We are sure our catalog is the largest and most scientific one among all manufacturers. And we will upload more time to time. We do not provide photos without watermark.
How can we know the sizes of a product from its photo?
On most pictures, we write sizes on. D means diameter; W means width; H means height; L means length. You can also know shade lamps width/diameter from its item number/file number: Take item LS16T000148-LBTZB0246M as example, it means L(lamp)S(shade)16(inches wide)T(tiffany)000148(shade design serial)-L(lamp)B(base)T(table)Z(zinc)B0246M(base design serial).
Can you explain the materials your products made of?
We use stained glass, copper foil and solder tin to make lamp shade, panels and glass parts of other gifts and decoration articles.
For lamps base, we use aluminum alloy mostly. For some special shapes of lamp base, we use iron, bronze or resin. We can use resin lamps base if buyers want cheaper lamps for most items of bases especially big bases. Aluminum alloy bases are very good for tiffany lamps. We do not suggest you use resin as lamps bases although we may produce resin lamps bases qualified too. So without special request from buyers, we use metal (mostly aluminum alloy) bases for lamps.
What about the finish of your lamp bases?
Normally, we provide electroplated brass surface finish and painted brown finish for you to choose from for any lamp base you are interested in. Nowadays we use electroplated brass surface finish mostly according to requirement of most buyers for best quality and longest life of the lamps thought this finish is more costly.
How many the bulbs are used for different sizes tiffany lamps?
For the most common types of tiffany lamps, i.e., those with 16" diameter lamp shades up to 20" diameter lamp shades, two (2) 60 watt sockets are generally recommended, although in some cases three (3) sockets and/or higher voltage bulbs are used as well. For Tiffany lamps with larger size lamp shades, three (3) sockets are generally recommended. For Tiffany lamps with smaller size lamp shades, one (1) socket with regular bulb is generally used. Sometimes, intermediate size sockets and bulbs are used for the smaller Tiffany lamps.
What is the difference between tiffany lamps, tiffany style lamps, stained glass lamps, reproduction tiffany lamps, and original tiffany lamps?
Tiffany lamps can mean many things, but most commonly it is the general term for tiffany style lamps, tiffany reproduction lamps, and the original tiffany lamps made by the tiffany Studios, New York. Original tiffany lamps are made by the tiffany Studios New York in late 1800's and early 1900's. Tiffany reproduction lamps are reproductions of the original tiffany lamps. Tiffany style lamps are stained glass lamps inspired by the original tiffany lamps and other stained glass and Art Nouveau subjects. Stained glass lamps are lamps which shades are made of stained glass (many pieces soldered together). Some stained glass lamps have stained glass bases as well.
Are the methods and techniques different in the making of tiffany style lamps, tiffany reproduction lamps, and the original tiffany lamps?
The making of most tiffany style lamps and reproduction tiffany lamps follow the tradition of the original tiffany lamps, by soldering many (often hundreds) of counts of colorful stained glass together.
Are your tiffany lamps and windows real Tiffany style?
Some of our Tiffany designs are reproductions of original Louis Comfort Tiffany designs. Others are from our own or buyers designs all over the world for many years. All are individual, handcrafted pieces of art glass (stained glass). Our tiffany Style lamps and stained glass panels are top quality. Maybe you are surprised or wondering why our prices are so low. But if you are professional importers, you would know exporting profit is very low though retailing prices in your markets are much higher.