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

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


Iridescent Favrile glass, wood, plaster, metal, and gilding

Height: 11 feet 2 inches (340.4 cm)

Curatorial Department:
American Art

* Gallery 211, American Art, second floor

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125th Anniversary Acquisition. Purchased with funds contributed by Marguerite and Gerry Lenfest, Jaimie and David Field, The Tiffany & Co. Foundation, the Robert Saligman Charitable Foundation, Mr. and Mrs. William T. Vogt, Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Fox, the Young Friends of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Philadelphia Fountain Society, Mrs. Eugene W. Jackson, Betty J. Marmon, and other donors,2001

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This glass mosaic column, one of six, recalls the character of ancient Pompeiian columns and Turkish textiles. It was first displayed in the New York City showrooms of Tiffany Studios (1900–1932) and later moved to Laurelton Hall, Louis Comfort Tiffany's home on Long Island. Originally trained as a painter, Tiffany developed interests in medieval glassmaking and the ancient art of mosaic. He believed that nature should be the primary source of design, and experimented with new methods of glass manufacture to yield a wide range of color and texture.

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