Vase (USA), ca. 1903-05
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. 1903-05 and we acquired it in 1978. Its medium is glass. 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.
It is credited
Gift of Thomas Carnase.
Our curators have highlighted 2 objects that are related to this one.
Its dimensions are
Overall: 17.6 x 11.3 cm (6 15/16 x 4 7/16 in.)
It has the following markings
Etched on underside (faint): "Y4785 L.C." (partly obliterated) "T".
Cite this object as
Vase (USA), ca. 1903-05; Design Director: Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, 1848–1933); glass; Overall: 17.6 x 11.3 cm (6 15/16 x 4 7/16 in.); Gift of Thomas Carnase; 1978-177-1
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Passion for the Exotic: Louis Comfort Tiffany and Lockwood de Forest.