Vase (USA), 1889
This is a vase. It was produced by Tiffany and Co.. It is dated 1889 and we acquired it in 1976. Its medium is silver, gold, copper, and mixed metals. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
Exhibited by Tiffany & Co. at the Paris International Exposition of 1889, this vase represents a rare example of the mokumé technique of mixing metals to look like marbling or wood graining. Developed centuries before in Japan, this difficult technique was mastered by metalsmiths at Tiffany & Co. for use in decorative tablewares.
This object was
Mrs. M. Allison Coudert.
It is credited
Gift of the daughters of Louis deBébian Moore.
Our curators have highlighted 2 objects that are related to this one.
Its dimensions are
H x diam.: 50.2 x 23.5 cm (19 3/4 x 9 1/4 in.)
Cite this object as
Vase (USA), 1889; Produced by Tiffany and Co. (United States); silver, gold, copper, and mixed metals; H x diam.: 50.2 x 23.5 cm (19 3/4 x 9 1/4 in.); Gift of the daughters of Louis deBébian Moore; 1976-58-1-a/f
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibitions Passion for the Exotic: Japonism and Passion for the Exotic: Louis Comfort Tiffany and Lockwood de Forest.