Favrile Glass Compote

Louis Comfort Tiffany, Inc.
MediumFavrile glass
Dimensions2 1/2 × 8 inches
CreditGift of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Linville, 1995
Accession Number95.6.1

The name Louis Comfort Tiffany is synonymous with innovative and stunning art glass, from decorative vessels such as this one to stained-glass lampshades and windows. The son of Charles Lewis Tiffany, founder of the jewelry and silver firm Tiffany & Co., Louis made the decision to pursue his own creative interests rather than join the family business. Via Tiffany Studios, he experimented with virtually every decorative medium; besides glass he produced mosaics, pottery, metalwork, enamels, jewelry, and entire interior schemes.

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