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Member Price: $15.25

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Description

At the Worlds Columbian Exposition, held in Chicago in 1893, Tiffany & Co. occupied an exhibition space, but Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, 18481933) himself also received an area to display his own works of art. Of these, the most ambitious was the chapel, which has been reinstalled in The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art. A sizable structure, approximately 39 feet long, 23 feet wide, and rising to a height of 24 feet, the chapel displayed the great breadth of works that he and his company could create. Set upon the uppermost retable (or, raised step) on the chapels marble and mosaic altar was a gold and jeweled encrusted cross, now lost. The Museums bookmark is based on the replacement by Louis Comfort Tiffany of the original cross. Produced in cooperation with the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, Winter Park, Florida.

Silver overlay. Hand enameled. 2 1/2''L x 2 1/4''W.

  • Silver overlay
  • 2 1/2''L x 2 1/4''W
  • Hand enameled
  • Wipe with a soft, dry cloth. Do not use water or abrasive cleansers.

Art History

A master of many media, Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, 18481933) was one of America's most noted decorative artists at the turn of the 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 other decorative media. Under his direction, Tiffany Studios produced leaded-glass windows, lamps, and other extraordinary blown-glass creations, many of which are found in the Museum's American Wing.

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Description

At the Worlds Columbian Exposition, held in Chicago in 1893, Tiffany & Co. occupied an exhibition space, but Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, 18481933) himself also received an area to display his own works of art. Of these, the most ambitious was the chapel, which has been reinstalled in The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art. A sizable structure, approximately 39 feet long, 23 feet wide, and rising to a height of 24 feet, the chapel displayed the great breadth of works that he and his company could create. Set upon the uppermost retable (or, raised step) on the chapels marble and mosaic altar was a gold and jeweled encrusted cross, now lost. The Museums bookmark is based on the replacement by Louis Comfort Tiffany of the original cross. Produced in cooperation with the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, Winter Park, Florida.

Silver overlay. Hand enameled. 2 1/2''L x 2 1/4''W.





  • Silver overlay
  • 2 1/2''L x 2 1/4''W
  • Hand enameled
  • Wipe with a soft, dry cloth. Do not use water or abrasive cleansers.




Art History

A master of many media, Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, 18481933) was one of America's most noted decorative artists at the turn of the 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 other decorative media. Under his direction, Tiffany Studios produced leaded-glass windows, lamps, and other extraordinary blown-glass creations, many of which are found in the Museum's American Wing.


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