Louis Comfort Tiffany, ‘Vase’, 1893–1896, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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Vase, 1893–1896

Favrile glass
14 1/8 × 11 1/2 in
35.9 × 29.2 cm
About the work
Medium
Design/Decorative Art
Manufacturer
Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company
Image rights
The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Gift of H. O. Havemeyer, 1896), licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal
Louis Comfort Tiffany
American, 1848–1933
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With his prodigious embrace of varied media—glass, pottery, windows, painting, metalwork, enamels, jewelry, lighting, mosaics, and interiors—Louis Comfort Tiffany was the dominant figure in American decorative arts from the 1870s to the 1920s. Granted freedom through financial means (his father, Charles Lewis Tiffany, was the founder of Tiffany & Company), Tiffany chose to forge his own artistic path, originally working as a painter and developing an extensive appreciation for nature and foreign cultures through his travels. Best known for his work with glass, Tiffany began to study the chemistry and techniques of glassmaking at age 24, ultimately establishing his own firm and a reputation for decorative glass and his patented opalescent windows.

Louis Comfort Tiffany, ‘Vase’, 1893–1896, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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About the work
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Design/Decorative Art
Manufacturer
Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company
Image rights
The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Gift of H. O. Havemeyer, 1896), licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal
Louis Comfort Tiffany
American, 1848–1933
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With his prodigious embrace of varied media—glass, pottery, windows, painting, metalwork, enamels, jewelry, lighting, mosaics, and interiors—Louis Comfort Tiffany was the dominant figure in American decorative arts from the 1870s to the 1920s. Granted freedom through financial means (his father, Charles Lewis Tiffany, was the founder of Tiffany & Company), Tiffany chose to forge his own artistic path, originally working as a painter and developing an extensive appreciation for nature and foreign cultures through his travels. Best known for his work with glass, Tiffany began to study the chemistry and techniques of glassmaking at age 24, ultimately establishing his own firm and a reputation for decorative glass and his patented opalescent windows.

Vase, 1893–1896

Favrile glass
14 1/8 × 11 1/2 in
35.9 × 29.2 cm
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