Graceful enameled magnolias decorate the Museum's card case inspired by details of an original Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, 18481933) window made about 1885.
Produced in cooperation with the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, Winter Park, Florida.
Silver overlay. Hand enameled. 4''H x 2 1/4''W.
- Silver overlay
- 4''H x 2 1/4''W
- Hand enameled
- Wipe with a soft dry cloth. Do not use water or abrasive cleaners.
Art HistoryA 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 Tiffany began his career as a painter but moved quickly to interior decoration and other decorative media. In addition to leaded glass windows and lighting fixtures, Tiffany Studios produced exceptional works in wood, bronze, and enamel, as well as jewelry, blown glass, pottery, furniture, and textiles. Louis Comfort Tiffany designed the brilliant, five-paneled Magnolia window for the Tiffany mansion in New York City, where it was placed in the grand library. Divided by heavy leading, sections of the window were composed of branches blossoming with pearly leaves and dotted with yellow and silver-gray leaf buds primed to open.