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Vase (USA)

This is a vase. It was produced by Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company and the design director was Louis Comfort Tiffany. It is dated ca. 1900 and we acquired it in 1966. Its medium is mold-blown favrile glass. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

Tiffany patented his well-known iridescent formula for Favrile glass in 1894. This vase was blown into an amphora shape using blue-green Favrile glass. The slightly irregular form – most notable in the oversized neck – and in-stamped vertical chevron pattern of simple leaf forms indicate an early Art Nouveau style.

This object was bequest of Joseph L. Morris. It is credited Bequest of Joseph L. Morris.

  • Vase Vase
  • hard paste porcelain, vitreous enamel, gold, metal.
  • Museum purchase from Decorative Arts Association Acquisition Fund.
  • 1988-83-1
  • Vase (USA)
  • mold-blown favrile glass.
  • Bequest of Joseph L. Morris.
  • 1966-55-35

Our curators have highlighted 4 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

  • Peacock Vase Vase
  • mold-blown, iridized glass.
  • Gift of Stanley Siegel, from the Stanley Siegel Collection.
  • 1975-32-11
  • Brisé Fan
  • carved and pierced ivory sticks, peacock and peahen feathers, gilt metal....
  • Gift of Mrs. James M. Breed.
  • 1964-18-1
  • Vase (England)
  • glazed earthenware, overglaze lustre.
  • Gift of David Schafer.
  • 1986-42-3

Its dimensions are

21 x 9.1 cm (8 1/4 x 3 9/16 in.)

It has the following markings

On base, incised: "1559 L. C. Tiffany - Favrile"

Cite this object as

Vase (USA); Produced by Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company ; mold-blown favrile glass; 21 x 9.1 cm (8 1/4 x 3 9/16 in.); Bequest of Joseph L. Morris; 1966-55-36

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Passion for the Exotic: Louis Comfort Tiffany and Lockwood de Forest.

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