"Is the lamp signed?"
Many prospective Tiffany clients ask to see the signature as a means of authenticating a Tiffany Lamp or a piece of Tiffany Favrile Glass.
When building a collection of Tiffany Lamps and Tiffany Favrile Glass, we do not recommend relying on the signature alone to verify authenticity.
In this video from our "Tiffany Tricks" YouTube series, Arlie Sulka discusses the history of Tiffany's manufacturing processes as well as the development of the Tiffany market itself, and explains why a signature is not the ultimate method she uses to determine authenticity.
Watch the video to learn more:
"You don't buy the signature, you buy the piece - the piece itself is the signature."
- Arlie Sulka