Vase, 9th-10th century
In 1892, Arthur J. Nash, an English glassmaker with a great interest in chemistry, arrived in New York to work with Louis Comfort Tiffany.Nash began experiments with luster glass that redefined the artistic direction of Tiffany’s firm. Nash developed multi-colored glass with a high sheen inspired by the unintended lustrous colors of excavated ancient glass. Heat and temperature control as well as the careful weighing of the ingredients into the batch were important for successful production. Tiffany also collected ancient glass, and firsthand object study contributed to his studio’s adoption of historic forms and techniques.
It is credited
Museum purchase through gift of Annie I. Kane.
Its dimensions are
Overall: 14.2 x 8 cm (5 9/16 x 3 1/8 in.)
Cite this object as
Vase, 9th-10th century; free-blown glass; Overall: 14.2 x 8 cm (5 9/16 x 3 1/8 in.); Museum purchase through gift of Annie I. Kane; 1959-90-1
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Iridescence.