"Tel el Amarna" vase

About 1905–15
Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, 1848–1933), Made by Tiffany Furnaces (active 1902–1928)

Object Place: Corona, New York


Overall: 18.4 x 9.8 cm (7 1/4 x 3 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Favrile glass

On View

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





Iridescent glass (favrile); sienna vase cased to opal, hourglass shape widening at rounded shoulder with iridescent gold donut-shaped neck, sage green and sienna Kin Tut zigzag around neck


On base: "8405 L.C. Tiffany Favrile"
Paper label with Tiffany registered trademark


Purchased at Tiffany's in New York by Misses Emily E. Sylvester (1863-1955) and Maria W. Sylvester (1876-1957) (exact date of purchase unknown); inherited by Mrs. G. Elliott Robinson from her aunts (Misses Emily E. and Maria W. Sylvester); 1995, given to the MFA by Mrs. G. Elliot Robinson [May 24, 1995]

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. G. Elliott Robinson and their son Clayton S. Robinson in memory of Emily E. Sylvester (1863-1955) and Maria W. Sylvester (1876-1957)