Designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, New York 1848–1933 New York)
Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company (American, 1892–1902)
Made in Queens, New York, New York, United States
H. 5 5/8 in. (14.3 cm)
Gift of H. O. Havemeyer, 1896
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 743
The diminutive vase, with its marbleized hues of blues, purples, greens, and reds, is among the earliest documented examples of Tiffany's work in blown glass. The large, irregular bowl gives the appearance of hot glowing lava while still in its molten state.
Inscription: [on paper label]: [TI]FFANY FABRILE GLASS [printed in black on label]: 9