Favrile

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Acquired in 1972 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Tiffany, Louis Comfort
attributions_note
bibliography
Potter, Norman & Douglas Jackson: Tiffany...see509-1896 Greenhalgh, Paul Ed., Art Nouveau : 1890 - 1914. London: V&A Publications, 2000. 464 p., 13.10pl, ill. ISBN 1851772774
collection_code
CER
credit
date_end
1899-12-31
date_start
1890-01-01
date_text
ca. 1895 (made)
descriptive_line
Vase, America, New York (Long Island), designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany, for Tiffany Glass & Decorating Co., Stourbridge Glass Co. Corona glassworks, 1893-1900, C.58-1972
dimensions
Height: 31.0 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
Art Nouveau - 1890-1914 (Metropolitan Museum, Japan 21/04/2001-08/07/2001) Art Nouveau - 1890-1914 (Victoria & Albert Museum 06/04/2000-30/07/2000)
gallery
Glass, room 131
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
id
6785
label
It is thought that 'Favrile' glass, Tiffany's art-glass range, was so-named after the word 'fabrile', 'old English' for 'handmade', indicating that the range was made by skilled craftsmen. The techniques employed in this vase are historic ones of incorporating coloured canes into the body of the glass and working while still hot and malleable. Tiffany persuaded Arthur J Nash, a talented glassblower from Stourbridge, England, to join him in America to work on experimental projects. In 1893 the two men went into business establishing the Stourbridge Glass Co. at the Corona glassworks, Long Island, New York. At first much of the glassworks was devoted to the production of stained glass, but a glass-blowing shop was soon included.
last_checked
2014-08-29T19:40:50.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T19:40:50.000Z
latitude
40.852509
location
Glass, room 131, case 29, shelf 1
longitude
-73.135849
marks
'02508'
materials
Glass
materials_techniques
Glass, with applied and marvered colours, combed
museum_number
C.58-1972
museum_number_token
c581972
object_number
O5332
object_type
Vase
on_display
1
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
It is thought that "Favrile"glass was so-named after the word "fabrile", "old English"for "handmade" indicating that the range was made by skilled craftsmen. The lustre effect was achieved by treating the glass with metallic oxides and exposing it to acid fumes. It was originally intended to re-create the iridescent effects seen on ancient Roman glass. Inscribed "02508"
place
Long Island (New York)
primary_image_id
2006AT2661
production_note
production_type
public_access_description
'Favrile' was Tiffany & Co's art-glass range. Its name probably comes from 'fabrile', the 'old English' word for 'handmade', indicating that the range was made by skilled glass workers. The historic technique used for this piece involved incorporating coloured canes into the body of the glass and working the glass while it is still hot and malleable. Louis Comfort Tiffany persuaded Arthur J. Nash, a talented English glass blower from Stourbridge, West Midlands, to join him in America to work on experimental projects. In 1893 the two men went into business and established the Stourbridge Glass Co at the Corona glassworks, Long Island, New York. At first the factory made mostly stained glass, but a glass-blowing shop was soon included.
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
VA
slug
favrile-vase-tiffany-louis-comfort
sys_updated
2014-08-11T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
title
Favrile
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
1899
year_start
1890