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Vase, c. 1896
Blown glass
Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company, New York City, 1892–1900
Marks: [conjoined TGDco] / TIFFANY FAVRILE GLASS / REGISTERED TRADEMARK
H. 4 1/2 in.
(2008-036)

This vase is a subtly iridescent piece of blown glass that has the repetitive, continuous curvilinear decoration typical of the first works by Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848–1933). In July 1894, when Tiffany was showing his new art glass in international exhibitions, The Art Amateur had this description of these early pieces: "… [T]he semi-opaque pieces are charmingly flushed with different tones of uranium yellow, ruby red and other tints…heightened in some cases by metallic luster."

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