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Beaker (USA), ca. 1910

This is a beaker. It was produced by Tiffany Studios. It is dated ca. 1910 and we acquired it in 1962. Its medium is blown favrile glass. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

Tiffany’s Favrile glass, patented in 1894, provided the perfect complement to his Art Nouveau forms. This mouth-blown vase’s twisted nodules – inspired by nature, as was the basis of the Art Nouveau style – catch the light on an otherwise flat surface, swirling the iridescent glass’ colors and creating movement.

It is credited Gift of Mrs. Edward C. Moën.

  • Ginger Brooch, 2004
  • electroformed silver.
  • The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.
  • 2016-34-110

Its dimensions are

H x diam.: 8.3 x 5.5 cm (3 1/4 x 2 3/16 in.)

It has the following markings

On base, in script: "8226 J L.C.Tiffany "

Cite this object as

Beaker (USA), ca. 1910; Produced by Tiffany and Co. (United States); blown favrile glass; H x diam.: 8.3 x 5.5 cm (3 1/4 x 2 3/16 in.); Gift of Mrs. Edward C. Moën; 1962-151-1

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