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1910

  • Work on this object ended.

1975

  • We acquired this object.

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Peacock Vase Vase, ca. 1901

This is a Vase. It was produced by Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company and Tiffany and Co., New York and the design director was Louis Comfort Tiffany. It is dated ca. 1901 and we acquired it in 1975. Its medium is mold-blown and iridized glass. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

Louis Comfort Tiffany's patented "Favrile" glass, produced at the Tiffany Furnaces in New York, featured shimmering surfaces of iridescence, reminiscent of ancient glass treasures. The "Peacock" vases reflect Tiffany's interest in the long, sinous lines of the Art Nouveau style and his fascination with highly organic forms.

This object was featured in our Object of the Day series in a post titled The Lure of the Peacock: Iridescence and Immortality.

This object was donated by Stanley Siegel. It is credited Gift of Stanley Siegel, from the Stanley Siegel Collection.

Our curators have highlighted 5 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

  • Vase, ca. 1895
  • mouth-blown favrile glass.
  • Gift of Stanley Siegel, from the Stanley Siegel Collection.
  • 1975-32-9

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 33.7 x 25 x 14 cm (13 1/4 x 9 13/16 x 5 1/2 in.)

It has the following markings

Etched on underside: "04646"

Cite this object as

Peacock Vase Vase, ca. 1901; Produced by Tiffany and Co., New York (United States); USA; mold-blown and iridized glass; H x W x D: 33.7 x 25 x 14 cm (13 1/4 x 9 13/16 x 5 1/2 in.); Gift of Stanley Siegel, from the Stanley Siegel Collection; 1975-32-11

In addition to Passion for the Exotic: Louis Comfort Tiffany and Lockwood de Forest, this object was previously on display as part of the exhibition Rococo: The Continuing Curve 1730-2008.

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18488125/ |title=Peacock Vase Vase, ca. 1901 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=29 July 2016 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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