Pineapple Candlestick, ca. 1900
This is a candlestick. It was overseen (as design director) by Louis Comfort Tiffany and produced by Tiffany Studios. It is dated ca. 1900 and we acquired it in 1975. Its medium is mouth-blown favrile glass, cast bronze. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
This grouping shows off a wide range of visual effects and glass-blowing techniques. The aquamarine footed bowl [1975-32-14] was made by the paperweight technique in which an outer layer of heavy clear glass surrounds the water lilies to enlarge their imagery and give a blurry underwater effect. Green glass has been blown directly into the candlestick’s bronze cage [1975-32-12] to give the form dynamic dimension. Meanwhile the two small glass vessels [1966-55-15 and 1978-177-1] display Tiffany’s experimentation with marbleized glass.
This object was
It is credited
Gift of Stanley Siegel, from the Stanley Siegel Collection.
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Its dimensions are
H x diam.: 37.6 x 14 cm (14 13/16 x 5 1/2 in.)
It has the following markings
On bottom: "Tiffany/New York/831"
Cite this object as
Pineapple Candlestick, ca. 1900; Produced by Tiffany and Co. (United States); USA; mouth-blown favrile glass, cast bronze; H x diam.: 37.6 x 14 cm (14 13/16 x 5 1/2 in.); Gift of Stanley Siegel, from the Stanley Siegel Collection; 1975-32-12
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Passion for the Exotic: Louis Comfort Tiffany and Lockwood de Forest.