The brilliant mosaic border from the extraordinary Garden Landscape
(ca. 1905–15) by Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, 1848–1933) in the Metropolitan Museum’s American Wing is the source for our whimsical tie. By freeing the glass from traditional shapes and colors, he created extraordinary and luminous imagery in mosaic that had been unrealizable until that time. The lush romantic landscape is framed by a geometric ornamental border that is dominated by greens and blues set against shimmering gold-foil- backed textured glass.
Available in red, blue, and gold. Silk. Imported. 3 5/8''W.
- Available in red, blue, and gold
- 3 5/8''W
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. He began his career as a painter, but moved quickly to interior decoration and leaded-glass windows, creating opalescent glass that radiated deep vibrant hues. As an extension of his work in Favrile and stained glass, Louis Comfort Tiffany also designed glass mosaics for interiors, using his innovative techniques of modeling and shading to produce a wide range of colors within the glass. Lustrous iridescence expanded the range further and brought a shimmering quality to the mosaics.