Designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, New York 1848–1933 New York)
Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company (American, 1892–1902)
(Stourbridge Glass Company)
Made in New York, New York, United States
Enamel on copper
2 5/8 x 5 1/2 in. (6.7 x 14 cm)
Gift of Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, 1951
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 774
This object forms part of a group of glass vessels and enamel containers Louis Comfort Tiffany loaned to the Museum in 1925 that were later given to the Museum by the Tiffany Foundation in 1951 (51.121.1–.44). Tiffany originally chose this group of objects to show examples of form, technique, and color that were not represented in the 1896 Havemeyer gift (96.17.9–.56). The coloration and patterning of Japanese lacquer incense boxes may have inspired this piece. The dark, rich ground evokes black lacquer, and the red and gold raised enamel decoration of a grasshopper, clover, and grasses references Japanese motifs associated with autumn.
Inscription: [on underside]: Louis C. Tiffany / 57 / 915 / 1 / 578 [with line running diagonally through numerals]
Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, New York, until 1951.