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Vase (USA)

This is a vase. It was produced by Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company and the design director was Louis Comfort Tiffany. It is dated ca. 1900 and we acquired it in 1966. Its medium is mold-blown favrile glass. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This vase’s pinched shape and plant-like ribs, made more dramatic by its iridescent surface, are representative of the inventiveness of Tiffany’s early work in glass. The gourd shape references a form typical in ancient glass, which Tiffany collected and regularly used for design inspiration in various media.

This object was bequest of Joseph L. Morris. It is credited Bequest of Joseph L. Morris.

  • Beaker (USA)
  • blown favrile glass.
  • Gift of Mrs. Edward C. Moën.
  • 1962-151-1

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Its dimensions are

H x diam.: 13.5 x 7.9 cm (5 5/16 x 3 1/8 in.)

It has the following markings

On base, incised: "L. C. Tiffany Favrile"

Cite this object as

Vase (USA); Produced by Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company; Design Director: Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, 1848–1933); mold-blown favrile glass; H x diam.: 13.5 x 7.9 cm (5 5/16 x 3 1/8 in.); Bequest of Joseph L. Morris; 1966-55-26

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Passion for the Exotic: Louis Comfort Tiffany and Lockwood de Forest.

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