Louis Comfort Tiffany / Vase / about 1890Louis Comfort Tiffany
about 1890

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Creator Name: Tiffany, Louis Comfort
Creator Nationality: North American; American
Creator Role: Manufacturer
Creator Dates/Places: 1848 - 1933
Creator Name-CRT: Louis Comfort Tiffany
Title: Vase
View: front
Creation Start Date: 1880
Creation End Date: 1900
Creation Date: about 1890
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Materials and Techniques: glass
Dimensions: H.19 x Diam.5-3/4 in.
AMICA Contributor: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Owner Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
ID Number: 88.11
Credit Line: Gift of Bruce B. Dayton
Rights: http://www.artsmia.org/restrictions.html

In 1894, the designer Louis Comfort Tiffany patented a process whereby hot glass was exposed to metallic fumes and oxides to create an iridescent surface. He named this glass Favrile from the Latin work faber, meaning artisan. Tiffany's Favrile glass was extremely popular internationally where it won honors at worlds fairs. Through Favrile glass, as well as through stained glass windows and lamps manufactured at his studios in New York, Tiffany played a seminal role in the promotion of art glass at the beginning of the twentieth century.

Tiffany is also credited with creating an American Art Nouveau style by employing stylized naturalistic forms and motifs in his work. In this vase, the rich colors of the glass are manipulated to suggest an elongated flower.

AMICA ID: MIA_.88.11
Component Measured: overall
Measurement Unit: in
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: ?The Minneapolis Institute of Arts

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