Vase (USA), ca. 1899
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. 1899 and we acquired it in 1979. 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.
It is credited
Gift of Thomas Carnase.
Its dimensions are
H x diam.: 21.5 x 12.2 cm (8 7/16 x 4 13/16 in.)
It has the following markings
Etched on underside of base: "806 L / L.C. Tiffany-Favrile" (in script)
Cite this object as
Vase (USA), ca. 1899; Design Director: Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, 1848–1933); mold-blown favrile glass; H x diam.: 21.5 x 12.2 cm (8 7/16 x 4 13/16 in.); Gift of Thomas Carnase; 1979-84-1
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Passion for the Exotic: Louis Comfort Tiffany and Lockwood de Forest.