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Vase, 9th-10th century

This is a Vase. It is dated 9th-10th century and we acquired it in 1959. Its medium is glass. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

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.

This object was purchased from Mr. Hooshang Motamed. 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; 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

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