The Lamps of Tiffany
Author: Egon Neustadt
First published in 1970, The Lamps of Tiffany remains the standard reference work on the complete range of lamp styles, designs and colors of the lamps and glass made at the Tiffany Studios. Featured are some of the finest Tiffany Studios lamps in their rarest colors including the Dragonfly, Laburnum, Nautilus, Wisteria, Peony, Dogwood, Magnolia, Apple Blossom, Lily, and many more. The book is organized into sections illustrating and describing the glass, lamps, chandeliers, bases, fixtures, and markings on the original Tiffany collection of Dr. Neustadt and his wife Hildegard. Examples and photographs from other important collections and from the Tiffany Studios catalogue are also shown. Neustadt's interest in the leaded glass shades and bases became an all consuming passion, making him one of the the earliest serious enthusiasts of Tiffany lamps and assembling an encyclopedic collection. Dr. Neustadt's passion eventually led him to acquire some 500 crates of raw Tiffany glass in the 1960s, remnants of the Corona, NY glass factory left over after Tiffany Studios went bankrupt. In 1970, Dr. Neustadt first published his collection in this book The Lamps of Tiffany. Neustadt classified the different types of lamps and developed a nomenclature to describe the various categories of lamp designs.