c. 1900
(America, New York, 1892–1902)
(German, active in France, 1838–1905)
13 x 11.5 cm (5 1/8 x 4 1/2 in.)
Weight: 380 g (13.4 oz.)
Location: not on view
You can copy, modify, and distribute this work, all without asking permission. Learn more about CMA's Open Access Initiative.

Download, Print and Share

Did You Know?

This vase has French mounts indicating that it was likely sold by Louis Comfort Tiffany's agent in Paris, Siegfried Bing, who helped popularize Tiffany's designs throughout Europe.


This small vase is made of Louis Comfort Tiffany's signature Favrile glass. Early on when Tiffany began collaborating with glass artists on new types of production, his aesthetic ambitions were realized in the development of Favrile glass, deliberately named to sound French, expensive, and “handmade.” Largely through Tiffany's marketing ability, Favrile glass became America’s greatest contribution to the Art Nouveau style. His works were exhibited at international expositions; 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. Along with the many shapes and sizes of his decorative vases, Tiffany used Favrile glass in mosaic panels, stained glass windows, and his artistic line of table and floor lamps.


c. 1900

Tiffany Glass & Decorating Company, Siegfried Bing

(America, New York, 1892–1902), (German, active in France, 1838–1905)
America, New York

Visually Similar Artworks

Contact us

The information about this object, including provenance, may not be currently accurate. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email

To request more information about this object, study images, or bibliography, contact the Ingalls Library Reference Desk.

All images and data available through Open Access can be downloaded for free. For images not available through Open Access, a detail image, or any image with a color bar, request a digital file from Image Services.