Sunday, November 21, 2010

Tiffany Lamp exhibit at Reading Public Museum

Last week I had the pleasure to visit the Reading Public Museum for the first time. Upon entering I wondered what took me so long. This is an amazingly beautiful facility and right in our back yard. The building and its surrounding grounds are a true work of art. As you enter the exhibit on the third floor, the history of the the Louis C. Tiffany Company,his lamps and their creation is on a wonderful telecast in the lobby area. It was informative and well done...but nothing can prepare you for the breathtaking beauty and craftsmanship of these lamps. Many where quite large and special. I was surprised to learn that at a time in history when the average YEARLY house hold income was between $200.00 and $400 dollars, the smaller of these lamps was selling for over $300.00. They certainly where not for the common person. I can't even begin to imagine their value today. I wonder what will be our Tiffany lamps 150 years from now..
I loved this exhibit and hope you will can check out the website for more details.

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