Parakeets

Parakeets and Gold Fish Bowl

about 1889
Designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, 1848–1933), Made by Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company (active 1892–1902)


Object Place: New York, New York

Dimensions

Overall (no frame): 77 x 38 1/2 in. Framed (with molding): 79 3/4 x 44 x 2 1/4 in. Flat molding of frame measures 2 3/16 in. from both sides, 1 1/4 in. from top, 1 1/2 in. from bottom

Accession Number

2008.1415

Medium or Technique

Glass, lead, bronze chain

On View

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

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Glass

Inscription

Enameled in black on lower section: "TIFFANY GLASS AND DECORATING COMPANY NEW YORK"

Provenance

1893, displayed in Tiffany Glass Company's booth at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago; 1970, Mr. Thomas Pino, Denver, Colorado, owner of a building at the corner of 10th and Logan Streets where window was installed as part of the covered porch; 1975, purchased from Mr. Thomas Pino, by David Lorenz, Denver, CO, for $10,000, Mrs. Lorenz's brother-in-law was a mailman who had seen the window on his route and brought it to the Lorenzes' attention; 1996, Christie's New York, sale 8540, December 14, 1996, lot 317, sold as Property of the Lorenz Trust; purchased at Christie's by Barbara and Theodore Alfond of Weston, MA; 2008, given by Barbara and Theodore Alfond to the MFA in honor of MFA director Malcolm Rogers. (Accession Date: December 17, 2008)

Credit Line

Gift of Barbara L. and Theodore B. Alfond in honor of Malcolm Rogers