This is a Vase. It was produced by Tiffany and Co.. We acquired it in 1976. Its medium is silver, gold, copper, and mixed metals ("mokume" technique). It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
Exhibited by Tiffany & Co. at the Paris International Exposition of 1889, this vase represents a rare example of the mokumé technique of mixing metals to look like marbling or wood graining. Developed centuries before in Japan, this difficult technique was mastered by metalsmiths at Tiffany & Co. for use in decorative tablewares.
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Cite this object as
Vase (USA); Produced by Tiffany and Co. (United States); silver, gold, copper, and mixed metals ("mokume" technique); 1976-58-1-a/f
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibitions Passion for the Exotic: Japonism and Passion for the Exotic: Louis Comfort Tiffany and Lockwood de Forest.