Everyone has seen a replica Tiffany lamp. There are many excellent Tiffany inspired pieces and countless cheesy versions abound. But how many real ones, the truly classy original ones, have you encountered?
Chances are you have never experienced anything like Tiffany’s genuine Pineapple Table Lamp, with its seven luminescent domes and dangling glass tassels. Created around 1900, this lamp is as awe-inspiring as Britain’s Crown jewels or the golden death mask of Egypt’s King Tut.
This fruit-inspired confection will definitely whet your appetite to see more of the real Tiffany production of lamps, vases, stained glass windows and other treasures.
And you can see more Tiffanys — 180, to be precise — than you ever dreamed of these days at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. The museum has been packing in the crowds for a dazzling exhibition called Tiffany Glass: A Passion for Colour.