Honest opinions about how to buy Appliances and Lighting.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

The Truth About Tiffany

Once upon a time, we actually displayed an original Lewis Comfort Tiffany for a couple of weeks. I had to keep it in a glass case as it was worth $250,000. I still like Tiffany for its color and informality.

Now there are so many decent tiffany knockoffs, like this one...

Or these...

I am not the guy from Antique Roadshow, but here is how you tell the difference...

1. Real tiffanies are manufactured with glass not plastic, so the colors are more brilliant.

2. The knockoffs are usually bounded by copper. Run your finger underneath. Tiffanies are sautered not bound.

Still, other than expense, it is incredibly hard to distinguish between the two.

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