DescriptionIn a long career that encompassed nearly every form of fine and decorative arts, Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, 1848–1933) is particularly noted for reviving and revolutionizing the art of stained glass. The radiant pink blooms on the shade of his “Tulip” table lamp are the source for our ornament design. The original lamp in the Museum’s collection was made about 1907–12 by Tiffany Studios (1902–32).
Blown glass. Hand painted. Includes a red ribbon for hanging. Gift boxed. 3'' diam.
- Blown glass
- Hand painted
- Includes a red ribbon for hanging
- Gift boxed
- 3'' diam.
Art HistoryA master of many media, Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, 1848–1933) was one of America’s most noted decorative artists at the turn of the twentieth century. Son of the founder of the silver and jewelry firm Tiffany & Co. of New York, 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.