Tiffany - Queens, New York
Tiffany developed favrile glass in the 1890s. Favrile glass has a shiny, iridescent quality to it that reflects light for a brilliant glow. Tiffany shades are often glossy with asymmetrical or natural forms, and use a copper foiled lead when blending slag glass shades.
Steuben - Corning, New York
Favrile’s competitor, Steuben, developed the gold aurene art glass shade. Aurene antique light shades are best identified by their opaque pearl exteriors and shiny gold interiors. Steuben art glass can also be identified by its deeply etched decorative details.
Quezal - New York
Precise in every way, Quezal antique light shades resemble natural, free-flowing, floral forms symmetrical in design with iridescent interiors. The studio is best-recognized by its vine and pulled feather forms.
Loetz - Austro-Hungarian Bohemia
Historic, Loetz antique light shades are highly sought for their brilliant use of color, texture, and types of art glass decoration including: