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Frank Lloyd Wright design for Luxfer Prism architectural glass.


Luxfer Prisms were manufactured by the Luxfer Prism Company. In 1895 Frank Lloyd Wright designed and patented 41 different designs. These were U.S. Patent #27,977. Filed October 4, 1897. Serial No. 654.088. Here are actually four different versions of the same design. Of the 41 designs, this was the only pattern that was produced. Prism glass tiles were typically used in storefront transoms to light the interior rooms. In the 1890, electric lighting was not well developed, and prism glass tiles were designed to reflect light toward the interior of the storefronts

Early in his career, American architect Frank Lloyd Wright – the most famous pioneer of the Prairie School style at the turn of the twentieth century – experimented with a host of organic designs. He was a long way from fully developing his more geometric, abstracted patterns, but nonetheless got the chance to try them out on a fledgling project.

In 1897, the Luxfer Prism Company hired Wright to design decorative patterns for their glass tiles. Prismatic glass had appeared on the American market at the 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Illinoi. from Gustave Falconnier. It promised the opportunity to provide light to dark buildings at a time when electricity was expensive (and often dangerous).

4"x 4"

Condition varies from these architectural salvaged antiques
Frank Lloyd Wright design for Luxfer Prism architectural glass.


Luxfer Prisms were manufactured by the Luxfer Prism Company. In 1895 Frank Lloyd Wright designed and patented 41 different designs. These were U.S. Patent #27,977. Filed October 4, 1897. Serial No. 654.088. Here are actually four different versions of the same design. Of the 41 designs, this was the only pattern that was produced. Prism glass tiles were typically used in storefront transoms to light the interior rooms. In the 1890, electric lighting was not well developed, and prism glass tiles were designed to reflect light toward the interior of the storefronts

Early in his career, American architect Frank Lloyd Wright – the most famous pioneer of the Prairie School style at the turn of the twentieth century – experimented with a host of organic designs. He was a long way from fully developing his more geometric, abstracted patterns, but nonetheless got the chance to try them out on a fledgling project.

In 1897, the Luxfer Prism Company hired Wright to design decorative patterns for their glass tiles. Prismatic glass had appeared on the American market at the 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Illinoi. from Gustave Falconnier. It promised the opportunity to provide light to dark buildings at a time when electricity was expensive (and often dangerous).

4"x 4"

Condition varies from these architectural salvaged antiques

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Reviewed by Tracy
5 out of 5 stars
Nov 28, 2017
Smooth and easy transaction...great seller!
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Smooth and easy transaction...great seller!
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5 out of 5 stars
Jun 1, 2017
What a gorgeous planter, I absolutely love it. John is a very friendly seller, and packed it beautifully. Highly recommend!! Thanks!
Haeger Planter Dish

Reviewed by Lindzmk2
5 out of 5 stars
May 22, 2017
Carefully packed plate, happy to add it to my collection! Recommended seller!
Russel Wright Yamato (rare)

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  • Vintage item from the 1800s
  • Material: Glass
  • Feedback: 4 reviews
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