Jar, 4th–5th 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. Trailed decoration that produced zigzag patterning and handles on ancient vessels likely inspired Tiffany’s incorporation of swooping handles.
This object was
Mrs. Leo Wallerstein.
It is credited
Gift of Mrs. Leo Wallerstein.
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Its dimensions are
Overall: 7 x 10 cm (2 3/4 x 3 15/16 in.)
Cite this object as
Jar, 4th–5th century; iridized gold glass; Overall: 7 x 10 cm (2 3/4 x 3 15/16 in.); Gift of Mrs. Leo Wallerstein; 1961-88-7