Technical Analysis and Treatment of Two Nineteenth-Century Enameled Vases Produced by Tiffany & Co.

In this lecture series, Museum curators showcase the architectural elements, silver, ceramics, furniture, and other works now on view in The American Wing.

Conservator Anne R. Grady presents the ongoing technical analysis and treatment of two nineteenth-century enameled vases produced by Tiffany & Co: The Adams Vase (1893-95), designed by Paulding Farnham, and The Magnolia Vase (1893), designed by John T. Curran. The temporary closing of The American Wing for renovation provided a rare opportunity to undertake the analysis and treatment of these two treasures.

Anne R. Grady, Sherman Fairchild Fellow, Objects Conservation, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

This Saturday at the Met is made possible by the Clara Lloyd-Smith Weber Fund.

Learn more about the New American Wing, reopened in 2009:

Learn more about plans for the finished New American Wing, to open January 16, 2012:


Collections, The American Wing (35)

Media thumbnail

The Making of a Bronze Statue
(00:10:06) 1620 views

Media thumbnail

Murder at the Met
(00:01:12) 2134 views

Media thumbnail

The New American Wing Galleries
(00:02:37) 1737 views

Media thumbnail

Teen Screens—Set in Stone
(00:04:00) 233 views

Media thumbnail

New American Wing Galleries
(00:16:11) 4082 views

Media thumbnail

The Electrotyping Process
(00:03:05) 3942 views