Louis C. Tiffany
Of all Louis Comfort Tiffanys (American, 18481933) artistic endeavors, leaded glass brought him the greatest recognition. He approached his work in glass with a painters eye for the nuances of colour and shadow. This led him to achieve a more varied palette with richer hues and greater vibrancy, subtlety, and texture, enabling him to paint with glass in the most minute detail. Favrile glass was the perfect medium through which Tiffany could express his unique blending of nature and exoticism.
A master of many media, Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, 18481933) was one of America’s most noted decorative artists at the turn of the 20th Century. Son of the founder of the silver and jewellery firm Tiffany & Co. of New York, Louis Tiffany began his career as a painter but moved quickly to interior decoration and leaded-glass windows, creating revolutionary types of opalescent glass that radiated deep, vibrant hues. Using variations in colour and thickness of glass, he achieved pictorial effects of unsurpassed subtlety and beauty. The image on the Museum’s sturdy ceramic travel cup is adapted from the luminous Dogwood window in the Museum’s American Wing, made by Tiffany Studios about 19001915. Ceramic cup. Silicone lid. Microwave and dishwasher safe. 8 oz. 6″H x 3 3/4″ diam.
Microwave and dishwasher safe
8 oz. 6″H x 3 3/4″ diam