In the dining room of Laurelton Hall, the country estate of Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, 1848–1933) was a large mantelpiece, essentially a floor-to-ceiling sheet of light-colored marble. Three instrument faces set with blue mosaic adorned it, including one beautiful clock face, on which the Museum's watch is based.
Produced in cooperation with the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, Winter Park, Florida.
18K gold overlay, with mosaic face. Leather band. Case: 1 5/15'' diam. 8''L.
- 18K gold overlay
- Leather band
- Mosaic face
- 8''L Case: 1 5/15'' 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 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. In addition to stained-glass windows and lighting fixtures, his studios also made luminous glass vases and bowls, pottery, furniture, textiles, jewelry, and works in bronze and enamel. Louis Comfort Tiffany's country house, Laurelton Hall, was his architectural masterpiece. Situated on 600 acres overlooking Long Island Sound, the sprawling estate was a showcase both for his own work and for his vast collection of artwork and decorative art from around the world.