Agate Vase

Designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany, American, 1848 - 1933. Made by Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company, Corona, New York, 1892 - 1902.

Geography:
Made in Corona, New York, United States, North and Central America

Date:
1897

Medium:
Favrile glass

Dimensions:
12 3/8 x 4 3/4 inches (31.5 x 12 cm)

Curatorial Department:
American Art

Object Location:

* Gallery 110, American Art, first floor

Accession Number:
1925-27-74

Credit Line:
Gift of Lydia Thompson Morris, 1925

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Label:
Derived from ancient Roman murrine glass, the “agate” technique fuses together different-colored canes (small rods of glass) that are then cased in transparent glass and blown to shape. The process results in the piece having its colors arranged in stripes, which occurs naturally in the hard stone agate. This example was cut and polished to further resemble a semiprecious stone.


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