dimanche, mars 04, 2007

Louis Comfort Tiffany, Vase, 1897

Louis Comfort Tiffany, Vase, 1897, originally uploaded by Gatochy.

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Glass covered in several layers of different colours, with overlapping applications of glass foils, settings of pearls on the upper ring, precious stones set on the upper ring and on the base. 37 cm high. Base made by Tiffany & Co., London.

"Because of its very nature, the number of stained glass works sold by Tiffany was limited. However, during the Belle Epoque the search for practical objects of elegant design, such as lamps, vases and toilette items seemed almost unlimited. There was also an important economical factor: of all the great quantities of colour glass available only a small portion lend itself to the manufacture of stained glass works. Therefore Tiffany began producing objects in blown glass, that he named Favrile glass."

Scanned and quoted from the book "Art Nouveau" by Gabriele Fahr-Becker.

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