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On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CULTURE American
MEDIUM Opalescent glass
  • Place Manufactured: Corona, New York, United States
  • DATES ca. 1896–1919
    DIMENSIONS 3 3/8 x 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 in. (8.6 x 6.4 x 6.4 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS Scratched on bottom: "8585"
    SIGNATURE Scratched on bottom in script: "Louis C. Tiffany"
    INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
    ACCESSION NUMBER 67.120.66
    CREDIT LINE Bequest of Laura L. Barnes
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Miniature vase of opalescent or "Favrile" glass. Amber bottle glass with metallic overwash of gold, blue and rose iridescent tints. A distinct blue band rims base. Two applied gold serpentines decorate shoulder. Upper body is globular, tapering to narrow, long waist and flaring slightly to form base; short, wide neck. CONDITION: Excellent
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    CAPTION Tiffany Studios (1902–1932). Vase, ca. 1896–1919. Opalescent glass, 3 3/8 x 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 in. (8.6 x 6.4 x 6.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Bequest of Laura L. Barnes, 67.120.66. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 67.120.66.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 67.120.66.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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