This is a Vase. It was overseen (as design director) by Louis Comfort and produced by Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company and manufactured by Tiffany Studios. It is dated ca. 1906 and we acquired it in 1956. Its medium is favrile glass. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

The form of this Favrile glass vase suggests a flower with flared bloom and narrow stem. Tiffany coined the word “favrile” from the Latin fabrilis (relating to a craftsman), to imply handwork for his mold-made glass. His experiments with minerals resulted in an iridescence suggesting the surface of excavated ancient Roman glass.

It is credited Museum purchase through gift of Georgiana L. McClellan.


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