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Flower Form Vase, ca. 1906

This is a Vase. It was overseen (as design director) by Louis Comfort and produced by Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company and made by Tiffany Studios. It is dated ca. 1906 and we acquired it in 1956. Its medium is hand-blown favrile glass. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

The form of this Favrile glass vase suggests a flower with flared bloom and narrow stem. Tiffany coined the word “favrile” from the Latin fabrilis (relating to a craftsman), to imply handwork for his mold-made glass. His experiments with minerals resulted in an iridescence suggesting the surface of excavated ancient Roman glass.

It is credited Museum purchase through gift of Georgiana L. McClellan.

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Its dimensions are

H x diam.: 26.8 x 13.7 cm (10 9/16 x 5 3/8 in.)

Cite this object as

Flower Form Vase, ca. 1906; Design Director: Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, 1848–1933); USA; hand-blown favrile glass; H x diam.: 26.8 x 13.7 cm (10 9/16 x 5 3/8 in.); Museum purchase through gift of Georgiana L. McClellan; 1956-66-1

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibitions Passion for the Exotic: Louis Comfort Tiffany and Lockwood de ForestMaking Design and Rococo: The Continuing Curve 1730-2008.

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