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Inkwell Box, 1900–10

This is a Inkwell Box. It was overseen (as design director) by Louis Comfort Tiffany and produced by Tiffany Studios.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from The Collection of Richard H. Driehaus, Chicago as part of Passion for the Exotic: Louis Comfort Tiffany and Lockwood de Forest.

It is dated 1900–10. Its medium is patinated bronze, blown glass.

In 1897 Tiffany opened a bronze foundry and a metal shop at his Corona, New York factory. This box shows the aesthetic coordination of Tiffany’s vision between the glass and metalwork divisions. The firm also produced more delicate desk sets in over fifteen patterns, such as the one nearby.

It is credited The Collection of Richard H. Driehaus, Chicago.

  • Inkwell Inkwell
  • stoneware, bronze, gold.
  • Gift of Harry C. Sigman.
  • 2013-21-1

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

  • Inkwell
  • silver.
  • Gift of Eleanor Garnier Hewitt.
  • 1931-65-6-a,b
  • Inkwell Inkwell
  • stoneware, bronze, gold, glass.
  • Gift of Alice Stern.
  • 1990-118-1-a,b

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 10.8 × 21.9 × 9.2 cm (4 1/4 × 8 5/8 × 3 5/8 in.)

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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