Vase “King Tut”, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Tiffany Studios NY, 1900, signed
Signed witht “LCT” for Louis Comfort Tiffany and production no. “M6650”
The company Louis Comfort Tiffany was one of the most important and famous art manufactures in America around the turn of the century. Next to the famous lamps and leaded glass mosaic windows, vases were among the most important objects produced by Tiffany.
This piece was executed in 1900. It is marked “LCT” and bears the production number “M6650”. It is a so called “decorated art glass” vessel. These pieces are among the most exclusive objects that the Tiffany Studios ever made. A broad silver oxide thread was weaved over the hot glass mass and through a complicated technique the decoration was applied onto the surface.
The undulating, strongly iridescent decoration stands out on the cobalt blue background, thus emphasising the vase’s curved shape.
Louis Comfort Tiffany (New York 1848 – 1933 New York) was a famous American designer, artist and painter of American Art Nouveau. He was best known for his works in glass colored with metal salts and made a name for himself in the decorative arts at the time. In the course of his career, he created a unique style that combined outstanding craftsmanship with a love for natural shapes and bright colors. Nature had always been his inspiration and in his designs he tried, in his very own way, to capture its beauty forever. Tiffany designed lamps, glass mosaics, lead glass windows, glass vases, ceramics, jewellery, enamel and metalwork. Among the highlights of his work were countless high awards, including a Grand Prix at the 1900 Paris World Exhibition and his life’s work “Laurelton Hall”, an 84-room home for his family in Long Island, New York.
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