Cypriot Vase

Cypriot Vase

c. 1895-1900

Tiffany Glass & Decorating Co.

(American, 1892-1900)

maker

Favrile glass

Diameter: 7.2 cm (2 13/16 in.); Overall: 6.6 cm (2 5/8 in.)

Bequest of Virginia Hubbell 1997.302

Description

When Louis Comfort Tiffany began collaborating with glass artists on new types of production, his aesthetic ambitions were finally realized in the development of Favrile glass, a term he created to imply “handmade.” Largely through his marketing ability, Favrile glass became America’s greatest contribution to the Art Nouveau style. His works were exhibited at international expositions; at galleries in major European cities, where his creations were bought by many museums; and in his store in Manhattan, known as the Tiffany Glass and Decorating Co., later Tiffany Studios. From the outset, Tiffany used Favrile glass in mosaic panels, stained glass windows, and his artistic line of table and floor lamps.

See also
Collection: 
Decorative Arts
Type of artwork: 
Glass
Medium: 
Favrile glass

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