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 Posted: Fri Mar 28th, 2014 01:04 pm
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Hi,

I have recently been shown through a beautifully restored mansion in Southwest Nova Scotia and the property owner was so proud to point out a Tiffany window in the parlor! Apparently this window has been insured independently at a huge value!



Here is my dilemma…and I might be totally ignorant (we don’t see many real Tiffany’s in this neck of the woods) but it was not like any Tiffanys that I have seen. It was an uncomplicated vine pattern with light amber glue chip glass as the background…I thought it was a very questionable glass selection for a Tiffany window and very boring in composition.



So…my question is did Tiffany ever use gluechip? Although the panel appears to be well made, personally they are nothing to write home about.



Lori Nason

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 Posted: Fri Mar 28th, 2014 03:25 pm
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Lori, as Patrick Burns from the stained glass survey of Canada is a participant of this forum, he will probably contact you. http://www.stainedglasscanada.ca/index.html

But, you might ask the homeowner for some documentation, perhaps a newpaper article from when the house was built, that might mention the stained glass.

Barbara Krueger
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 Posted: Fri Mar 28th, 2014 03:52 pm
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Thanks.

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LOri, from the photos you posted, that window doesn't seem to have any characteristics found in Tiffany Studio windows. So, between you and Patrick Burns, the home owner needs to be better informed.

Barbara Krueger



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Thanks for posting the photo.  Having worked on numerous Tiffanys I can say that there is nothing in this window that would lead one to think it was by Tiffany Studios.  Not the materials, the glass selection, or the design.  So how did it become a "Tiffany" - the owner's imagination or was he sold a "Tiffany"?

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Ok...so I am not crazy! :)

I am not really sure yet. He does deal with antique architectural pieces as part of his business. I am not sure if he was trying to impress me or perhaps he was led to believe it himself. I might have to walk carefully on this one and think of a tactful way to gently burst his bubble.

Lori



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I'm not sure that I would even insure it

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Thanks Vic...Certainly not what he has it for:) I hope he takes the information for the money saving positive that it might be. Hopefully he was not duped by someone!



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Lori,
If the owner bought this window thinking that it was a Tiffany, I feel badly for him. This is not a matter of "maybe". There is no question that it is not a Tiffany.
Good luck,
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I think I got to the bottom of this. Apparently the homeowner has the original paper work for the house and it originally had a documented Tiffany window in it. I don't doubt that at all. I suspect that the original window was removed and replaced by what is there now. The home owner just does not know this yet:) now I have to decide if I am going to be the one to tell him.
Lori



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Lori, check with the local historical society to see if there are any old photos of the house which might show what was previously there......and, you now have remarks from several expert stained glass people stating the current window is NOT by the Tiffany studio.

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Thanks...I will do that. I will let you know what I come up with.

Lori



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From my experience the word "Tiffany" is so often just used by people to describe a copper foil window... If you go to Home Depot you can get a window or lamp they may be calling a Tiffany style lamp. I have had the displeasure in telling a few very nice people that no in fact they have not got an original Tiffany dragonfly lamp, they have a nicely done Tiffany "style" lamp.
So that's always been my approach, to explain they have a nice window done in the Tiffany style but not in fact a window made by the Tiffany studios



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Yes thanks!  A tissue is a Kleenex too:)
I don't think that is the case here. I believe he actually has documented proof that there was a Tiffany in the house...I am pretty sure he does not know that what is currently there is a replacement window.



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