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Tiffany Studios "Pine Needle" Gilt Bronze and Favrile Glass Picture Frame, ca. 1900-1919

Tiffany Studios "Pine Needle" Gilt Bronze and Favrile Glass Picture Frame, ca. 1900-1919

Item Description:

With mauve, green, and off-white glass, stamped on reverse "Tiffany Studios/New York", stamped with the number "949", and with incised numbers "6278"


Appears fine. Please contact for specific condition questions.


Purchased by the current owner from sale of Doyle, New York, February 26, 2004, lot #1243


Overall: Height 6.875 in. x Width 6.125 in.
Aperture: Height 2 7/8 in. x 2 in. (oval)

About The Artist:

Louis Comfort Tiffany was born in New York City in 1848, and was the son of Charles Lewis Tiffany, the founder of Tiffany & Co., best known today for silver and jewelry and their flagship store on Fifth Avenue in New York City. After attending military academies in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Louis Comfort Tiffany studied painting under George Inness, Samuel Colman and Léon Bailly, and at the National Academy of Design in New York. He had a painting exhibited at the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition, and travelled extensively as a young man, having the means to do so thanks to his successful father. At age 27, he became interested in glassmaking and worked for three years at several glassmaking houses in Brooklyn.

In 1879, he formed Louis Comfort Tiffany and Associated American Artists. The company thrived due to talent and Tiffany's extensive social connections and was eventually commissioned to refurbish the White House in 1882 for incoming President Chester Alan Arthur. The company broke up in 1885 when Tiffany decided to concentrate on glass, eventually naming the enterprise Tiffany Studios. Early on, he began making stained glass in an innovative way, using colored opaque glass with intentional imperfections, putting copper foil edging on the pieces and then soldering them together to form the exquisite images.

At the 1889 Paris Exposition, Tiffany was taken by the French Art Nouveau Movement and the works of Émile Gallé and Alphonse Mucha. 1893 was an eventful year for Tiffany as he both established a new glass factory in Queens, New York, but also exhibited his newly named Favrile line at that year's World's Fair in Chicago. In 1894, he trademarked the name Favrile, a technique of applying metallic oxide to hand-wrought molten glass to give it iridescence.


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Tiffany Studios "Pine Needle" Gilt Bronze and Favrile Glass Picture Frame, ca. 1900-1919

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