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Beaker (USA), ca. 1910

This is a Beaker. It was produced by Tiffany Studios and the design director was Louis Comfort Tiffany. It is dated ca. 1910 and we acquired it in 1962. Its medium is blown favrile glass. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

Tiffany’s Favrile glass, patented in 1894, provided the perfect complement to his Art Nouveau forms. This mouth-blown vase’s twisted nodules – inspired by nature, as was the basis of the Art Nouveau style – catch the light on an otherwise flat surface, swirling the iridescent glass’ colors and creating movement.

This object was donated by Mrs. Edward C. Moën. It is credited Gift of Mrs. Edward C. Moën.

  • Ginger Brooch, 2004
  • electroformed silver.
  • The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.
  • 2016-34-110

Its dimensions are

H x diam.: 8.3 x 5.5 cm (3 1/4 x 2 3/16 in.)

It has the following markings

On base, in script: "8226 J L.C.Tiffany "

Cite this object as

Beaker (USA), ca. 1910; Produced by Tiffany and Co. (United States); blown favrile glass; H x diam.: 8.3 x 5.5 cm (3 1/4 x 2 3/16 in.); Gift of Mrs. Edward C. Moën; 1962-151-1

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Iridescence.

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