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Vase

Designer:
Designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, New York 1848–1933 New York)
Manufacturer:
Attributed to Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company (American, 1892–1902) or
Maker:
Tiffany Furnaces
Date:
ca. 1900–1915
Geography:
Made in Queens, New York, New York, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Favrile glass
Dimensions:
16 1/16 x 9 1/16 x 5 1/8 in. (40.8 x 23 x 13 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of Helen Palmer Andrus, in memory of Helen Andrus Pinkham, 1997
Accession Number:
1997.206
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 743
This so-called jack-in-the-pulpit vase is one of the quintessential shapes in Tiffany's oeuvre of blown glass. Essentially a flower form, it has a flattened globular base resembling a bulb rising into a slender stalk to an open blossom with a ruffled rim. The outer rim has a feathery appearance, as if the iridescence on the surface developed shallow fissures when the molten blossom was expanded to its final form.
Marking: [engraved on underside]: L.C.T. 155 A
Helen Palmer Andrus, Sarasota, Florida, until 1997.
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