Floriform vase

about 1904
Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, 1848–1933), Made by Tiffany Furnaces (active 1902–1928)


Object Place: Corona, Long Island, New York

Dimensions

Overall: 33 x 12.7 cm (13 x 5 in.)

Accession Number

2008.1504

Medium or Technique

Favrile glass

On View

Robert P. and Carol T. Henderson Gallery (Gallery 228)

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Glass

A thin stem with a slight center bulb rises from a circular foot and is surmounted by a tulip-shaped bowl with undulating edges. The glass of the base and stem is iridescent while that of the bowl is striated white and green in imitation of natural veining

Markings

Scratched into underside of base: "L.C.T. Y7823"

Provenance

1904, wedding gift to Laura Hand and Hamilton Farnham of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania (wedding date: September 27, 1904); 2000, to Patsy Chappell of Cambridge, Massachusetts, by inheritance; 2008, to the MFA by gift of Patsy Chappell (Accession Date: December 17, 2008)

Credit Line

Gift of Patricia P. Chappell and family