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1910

  • Work on this object ended.

1966

  • We acquired this object.

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Vase Vase

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. 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.

At his Corona, New York factory, Tiffany encouraged continuous experimentation in glass color and surface effects. On the top shelf is an example of agateware [1979-84-1] in which a colorful mix of opaque glass simulates the laminated pattern and ridged texture of stone. A wide-mouthed vessel [1966-55-29] shows flame-like decoration and a goblet and vase [1966-55-9-a and 1977-83-1] are covered with plant-like patterning.

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

  • Vase (USA)
  • favrile glass.
  • Museum purchase through gift of Georgiana L. McClellan.
  • 1956-66-1
  • Vase (USA)
  • blown amberina glass.
  • Gift of Paul F. Walter.
  • 2010-6-3

Our curators have highlighted 3 objects that are related to this one.

  • Vase (USA)
  • mouth-blown favrile glass.
  • Bequest of Joseph L. Morris.
  • 1966-55-8
  • Vase (USA)
  • glass.
  • Gift of Thomas Carnase.
  • 1978-177-1

Its dimensions are

17.4 x 9.5 cm (6 7/8 x 3 3/4 in.)

Cite this object as

Vase Vase; Produced by Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company; Design Director: Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, 1848–1933); USA; mold-blown favrile glass; 17.4 x 9.5 cm (6 7/8 x 3 3/4 in.); Bequest of Joseph L. Morris; 1966-55-29

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