Louis C. Tiffany
A master of many media, Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, 18481933) was one of Americas most noted decorative artists at the turn of the twentieth century. Louis C. 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 especially deep, vibrant hues. Using variations in color and thickness of glass, he achieved pictorial effects of unsurpassed subtlety and beauty. In addition to stained-glass windows and lighting fixtures, his studios also made pottery, furniture, textiles, jewelry, and works in bronze and enamel. In the early 1890s, Louis Comfort Tiffany developed a method of blending different colors together in glass while it was in a molten state, thus achieving subtle effects of shading and texture. He called this type of glass, which was often noted for its iridescence, Favrile glass (from fabrile, an Old English word meaning hand- wrought).
The Museum’s elegant scarf is based on a stunning window panel by master decorative artist Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, 18481933). The window panel, now in the Museums American Wing, features jewel- like clusters of grapes on trailing vines silhouetted against a distant sky. Textured glass lends a three-dimensional quality and a dazzling iridescence to the grapes. Our lightweight scarf evokes the richness and delicacy of the original panel. Silk crêpe de chine. Imported. 63” x 18”.
Silk crêpe de chine
63” x 18”