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Cup

Designer:
Designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, New York 1848–1933 New York)
Maker:
Tiffany Studios (1902–32)
Date:
ca. 1905
Geography:
Made in Queens, New York, New York, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Silver, glass
Dimensions:
Overall: 7 7/8 x 6 3/4 in. (20 x 17.1 cm); 39 oz. 19 dwt. (1242.1 g) Lip: Diam. 5 7/8 in. (14.9 cm) Foot: Diam. 5 5/16 in. (13.5 cm)
Classification:
Silver
Credit Line:
Purchase, The Edgar J. Kaufmann Foundation Gift, 1969
Accession Number:
69.36
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 706
Louis Tiffany rarely worked in silver, the medium for which his father's firm is famous. The three-handled cup, or tyg, is a rare example marked by Tiffany Studios and presumably designed by Louis. The form evokes medieval metalwork but has been transformed by the addition of handles in the shape of animal bones. The applied jewel-like glass decoration is reminiscent of Native American or Mexican work in silver and turquoise.
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