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Vase (USA)

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. 1903 and we acquired it in 1977. 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 donated by Thomas Carnase. It is credited Gift of Thomas Carnase.

  • Tile (USA)
  • glass.
  • Museum purchase through gift of Mrs. John E. Alexandre.
  • 1958-47-2
  • Vase (USA)
  • favrile glass.
  • Museum purchase through gift of Georgiana L. McClellan.
  • 1956-66-1
  • Bowl (USA)
  • mold-blown favrile glass.
  • Bequest of Joseph L. Morris.
  • 1966-55-22

Our curators have highlighted 2 objects that are related to this one.

  • Vase (USA)
  • favrile glass.
  • Gift of Anonymous Donor.
  • 1952-166-34
  • Vase (USA)
  • glazed and lustered earthenware.
  • Gift of Marcia and William Goodman.
  • 1984-84-25

Its dimensions are

H x diam.: 20.3 x 9.8 cm (8 x 3 7/8 in.)

It has the following markings

Etched on underside of base: "8823L, L.C. Tiffany-Favrile" (in script)

Cite this object as

Vase (USA); Produced by Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company ; mold-blown favrile glass; H x diam.: 20.3 x 9.8 cm (8 x 3 7/8 in.); Gift of Thomas Carnase; 1977-83-1

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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