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Vase (USA)

This is a vase. It was manufactured by Tiffany Studios and the design director was Louis Comfort Tiffany. It is dated 1918 and we acquired it in 1984. Its medium is favrile glass. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

Tiffany, well known for his innovations in stained glass, created “reactive glass,” a material that changed color when reheated. This vase’s translucent, warm gold coloring is likely an example of this glass. The abstract leaf and vine pattern appears to have been layered inside of clear glass, which was then reheated to create a golden hue.

This object was donated by Thomas Carnase. It is credited Gift of Thomas Carnase.

  • Vase Vase
  • hard paste porcelain, vitreous enamel, gold, metal.
  • Museum purchase from Decorative Arts Association Acquisition Fund.
  • 1988-83-1
  • Object ID #18488131
  • mold-blown favrile glass.
  • Gift of Stanley Siegel, from the Stanley Siegel Collection.
  • 1975-32-14
  • Vase (USA)
  • silver, gold, copper, and mixed metals.
  • Gift of the daughters of Louis deBébian Moore.
  • 1976-58-1-a/f

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

  • Ruutu Vase
  • mold-blown, ground and polished glass.
  • Gift of littala.
  • 2018-9-1

Its dimensions are

13.1 x 10 cm (5 3/16 x 3 15/16 in.)

It has the following markings

On underside: 8654M L.C.Tiffany Inc. Favrile/

Cite this object as

Vase (USA); Manufactured by Tiffany and Co. (United States); Design Director: Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, 1848–1933); favrile glass; 13.1 x 10 cm (5 3/16 x 3 15/16 in.); Gift of Thomas Carnase; 1984-108-1

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Botanical Expressions.

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