Vase, c. 1903
Blown glass Tiffany Studios, New York City, 1902–32

Marks: L.C.T. Y3193

H. 6 1/2 in. (79-531)

Around 1913, Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848–1933) presented his glasshouse workers with a watercolor design for the flower and challenged them to recreate it in glass. Using reactive glass and the centuries-old technique for making paperweights, Tiffany Studios (1902–32) developed an impressionistic floral design sheathed in transparent glass. In fact, this kind of glass won an award at the Paris Salon in 1914.