This is a vase. It was overseen (as design director) by Louis Comfort Tiffany and produced by Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company. It is dated ca. 1898-1900 and we acquired it in 1966. Its medium is mouth-blown favrile glass. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
On the bottom shelf is an early gourd-shaped vessel [1966-55-8] whose asymmetrical and dimpled body shows off the swiftness of the gaffer who worked the piece in a semi-molten state. Named Cypriote after glass excavated on Cyprus, the iridescent purple vase with feather decoration [1981-50-1] has a pitted and iridescent surface resembling ancient glass.
This object was
Joseph L. Morris.
It is credited
Bequest of Joseph L. Morris.
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Its dimensions are
H x W: 26.5 x 7.2 cm (10 7/16 x 2 13/16 in.)
It has the following markings
Incised marks on base: "T 4550 L.C.T. Favrile"
Cite this object as
Vase (USA); Produced by Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company; Design Director: Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, 1848–1933); mouth-blown favrile glass; H x W: 26.5 x 7.2 cm (10 7/16 x 2 13/16 in.); Bequest of Joseph L. Morris; 1966-55-8
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibitions Passion for the Exotic: Louis Comfort Tiffany and Lockwood de Forest and Rococo: The Continuing Curve 1730-2008.