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Vase (USA), ca. 1900

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.

Tiffany patented his well-known iridescent formula for Favrile glass in 1894. This vase was blown into an amphora shape using blue-green Favrile glass. The slightly irregular form – most notable in the oversized neck – and in-stamped vertical chevron pattern of simple leaf forms indicate an early Art Nouveau style.

It is credited Bequest of Joseph L. Morris.

  • Chinois Ly Vase, 1868
  • enameled porcelain with ormolu mounts.
  • Museum purchase from Decorative Arts Association Acquisition Fund.
  • 1988-83-1

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Its dimensions are

21 x 9.1 cm (8 1/4 x 3 9/16 in.)

It has the following markings

On base, incised: "1559 L. C. Tiffany - Favrile"

Cite this object as

Vase (USA), ca. 1900; Design Director: Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, 1848–1933); mold-blown favrile glass; 21 x 9.1 cm (8 1/4 x 3 9/16 in.); Bequest of Joseph L. Morris; 1966-55-36

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Passion for the Exotic: Louis Comfort Tiffany and Lockwood de Forest.

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