Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, 1848–1933) was renowned for his exquisite creations in glass. The pattern of this tie is based on the decoration of a glass mosaic- inlaid column that he designed about 1905 and that is in the Museum’s collection. The column, with glass mosaic inspired by Byzantine examples, was one of six made to decorate the Tiffany Studios showroom; they were later installed in Louis Comfort Tiffany’s Laurelton Hall home on Long Island, which is now, sadly, destroyed.
Silk. Imported. 3 5/8''W.
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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 and Company of New York, he achieved fame in his own right in interior decoration and for his innovative leaded-glass windows. He approached his work in glass with a painter’s eye for the nuances of color and shadow. Favrile glass was the perfect medium through which Louis Comfort Tiffany could express his unique blending of nature and exoticism.