Vase

A work made of glass.

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  • A work made of glass.

Date:

1901

Artist:

Louis C. Tiffany
American, 1848–1933
Made by Tiffany Glass & Decorating Co.
American, 1894–1902

About this artwork

This paper-thin glass vase represents a technological feat of glassblowing. After being created, but while the dark amber molten glass was still soft, the form was rolled or dipped in colored powdered glass to decorate the exterior. Threads of molten glass were then swirled on the exterior to create the design. The whole vase was reheated almost to the melting point and then slowly cooled in a controlled environment to prevent stress cracks.

On View

American Art, Gallery 176

Artist

Louis Comfort Tiffany

Title

Vase

Origin

United States

Date

1901

Medium

Glass

Dimensions

15.5 × 8 × 11.1 cm (6 1/8 × 3 1/8 × 4 3/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Roy C. Neuhaus

Reference Number

1967.468

Extended information about this artwork

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