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Vase

Designer:
Designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, New York 1848–1933 New York)
Maker:
Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company (American, 1892–1902)
Date:
ca. 1900
Geography:
Made in Queens, New York, New York, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Free-blown Favrile glass
Dimensions:
H. 22 in. (55.9 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of Robert and Gladys Koch, 1999
Accession Number:
1999.412.1
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 743
This large-scale, baluster-shaped, golden iridescent vase with a lily-pad design was displayed in Tiffany's award-winning exhibit at the Paris Exposition Universelle of 1900. His participation in this fair was a triumph, gaining him international renown and clientele. Critics raved about his art glass in particular. The size, shape, color, and texture of the vase, which was later owned by Tiffany's sister, make it a remarkable example of Tiffany's best work.
Marking: [engraved on underside]: Louis C. Tiffany O4552
[original label on bottom, conjoined]: TG & D Co.
Louis Comfort Tiffany to Mrs. Alfred Mitchell (L.C. Tiffany's sister) to Mrs. Alfred Mitchell Estate, New Haven, to Robert Koch (noted early biographer of L.C. Tiffany).
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