Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Grapevine Panel by Louis C. Tiffany

This is the Tiffany Grapevine Panel (leaded favrile glass) on display at the Metropolitan Museum's American Wing. Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, 1848–1933) is known for creating one of a kind art objects—handblown vases, special order mosaics and windows, and finely crafted jewelry—consistent with his mission to bring beauty into the home. Tiffany’s stained glass brought him the most recognition, particularly his opalescent Favrile glass. When green opalescent Favrile panes were placed behind etched and pierced metalwork design, it gave an effect of a grapevine window.

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