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Louis Comfort TIFFANY

United States of America 1848 – 1933



Corona, Long Island, United States commenced 1902 – 1924

manufacturer (organisation)

Vase c.1907 Place made: Aurora, New York, United States of America
Materials & Technique: glass, vases, glass with iridescent lustre

Primary Insc: engraved: "L.C.T. 162113" [or could be L.C.T. 1621B)
Dimensions: 33.1 h 12.0 diameter cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1985
Accession No: NGA 85.239

Tiffany’s intense appreciation of nature and the forms of plants and flowers resulted in a range of attenuated glass vases in the shape of opening flowers. Within this format, Tiffany was able to use colour and pattern to vivid effect, with iridescent lustre glass, which he named ‘Favrile’, used to simulate the delicate patterns of petals.

Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra 2016
Author: Dr Robert Bell AM - Senior Curator Decorative Arts and Design