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). Tiffany employed the dragonfly in many mediums. Here, his artisans cleverly evoked the shimmer of the wings by embedding minute pieces of silvery mica in the transparent enamel.
Inscription: [on underside]: L.C.T. EL 261 90
Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, New York, until 1951.