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Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, 1848 - 1933)

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Biography

Louis Comfort Tiffany embodied the rebellious artistic spirit of the Gilded Age. His career spanned more than half a century, from the 1870s to the mid-1920s – a time of experimentation, intense scrutiny of aesthetic ideals, and proliferation of new styles. Tiffany demonstrated a multitude of talents as an architect and painter and as a designer of interiors, landscapes, and all of the decorative arts. Together with his studios of artists, glassmakers, stonemasons, mosaicists, modelers, metalworkers, wood-carvers, potters and textile workers, Tiffany heralded in America the notion of continuity of design, orchestrating pattern, texture, color and light to create a single aesthetic expression.

Born the son of the American businessman and jewelry maker, Charles Lewis Tiffany, studied art in Europe and Morocco as a young man. Soon after his return to the United States he began to participate in the Aesthetic Movement, which conferred a new, higher status to the decorative arts. Tiffany was particularly interested in the idea of intermingling all of the arts to create a complete, unified interior space and in 1878 designed his first interior – for his own home.

Later, Tiffany established the interior-decorating firm in New York City which came to be known as Tiffany Studios. The firm specialized in favrile glass work, characterized by iridescent colors and natural forms in the art nouveau style. This work ranged from lamps and vases to stained-glass windows and a huge glass curtain for the national theater in Mexico City. The firm enjoyed great success; his lamps became enormously popular in the 1960s and were widely imitated.

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Daffodil Table Lamp
Daffodil Table Lamp
Maker: Tiffany Studios Origin: American Measurements: h: 26 in. x d: 16 in. Year: circa 1910
Poppy Table Lamp
Poppy Table Lamp
Maker: Tiffany Studios Origin: American H 26.25 x d 20.5 in. Year: circa 1910
Dragonfly Table Lamp
Dragonfly Table Lamp
Maker: Tiffany Studios Origin: American h 20.5 in x d 17 in. Year: circa 1905
October Night Chandelier
October Night Chandelier
Maker: Tiffany Studios Origin: American Year: circa 1905
Moorish Prism Chandelier
Moorish Prism Chandelier
Maker: Tiffany Studios Origin: American H 37.5 in. x d 14.5 in. Year: circa 1900
Dragonfly Chandelier
Dragonfly Chandelier
Tiffany Studios American H 39.5 in. x d 20 in. Year: circa 1915
Single Arm Sconces
Single Arm Sconces
Maker: Tiffany Studios Origin: American Measurements: h: 13.25 in. x 4.25 in. x d: 6.5 in, Year: circa 1905
Double Arm Wall Sconces
Double Arm Wall Sconces
Maker: Tiffany Studios Origin: American H 10 in. x w 11 in. x d 9.5 in. Year: circa 1905
Decorated Wall Sconces
Decorated Wall Sconces
Maker: Tiffany Studios Origin: American H 14.25 in. x w 4.25 in. x d 7 in. Year: circa 1905
Turtleback Tile Counter Balance
Turtleback Tile Counter Balance
Maker: Tiffany Studios Origin: American h 26.5 in. x d 10.25 in. Year: circa 1900
Turtleback Tile Desk Lamp
Turtleback Tile Desk Lamp
Maker: Tiffany Studios Origin: American H 15.5 in. x w 15.75 in. Year: circa 1900
Damascene Desk Lamp
Damascene Desk Lamp
Maker: Tiffany Studios Origin: American h: 17.5 in. x d: 8 in. Year: circa 1905
Four Light Lily Lamp
Four Light Lily Lamp
Maker: Tiffany Studios Origin: American H 20.25 in. Year: circa 1900
Gudebrod Nautilus Desk Lamp
Gudebrod Nautilus Desk Lamp
Maker: Tiffany Studios & Louis Gudebrod Origin: American h: 17.5 in. Year: circa 1900
Counter Balance Desk Lamp
Counter Balance Desk Lamp
Maker: Tiffany Studios Origin: American H 15.25 in. x d 7 in. Year: circa 1900
Nasturtium Carved Cameo Vase
Nasturtium Carved Cameo Vase
Maker: Tiffany Studios Origin: American h: 6.25 in. circa 1908
Agate Vase
Agate Vase
Maker: Tiffany Studios Origin: American height: 5.25 in. Year: circa 1920s
Cypriote Vase
Cypriote Vase
Maker: Tiffany Studios Origin: American H 9.75 in Year: 1919
Narcissus Paperweight Vase
Narcissus Paperweight Vase
Maker: Tiffany Studios Origin: American H 6 in. Year: 1912
Autumn Leaf Paperweight Vase
Autumn Leaf Paperweight Vase
Maker: Tiffany Studios Origin: American H 6.5 in. Year: 1922
Decorated Cypriote Vase
Decorated Cypriote Vase
Maker: Tiffany Studios Origin: American H 6 in. Year: 1905
Carved Cameo Vase
Carved Cameo Vase
Maker: Tiffany Studios Origin: American H 13.25 in. Year: 1908
Peacock Vase
Peacock Vase
Maker: Tiffany Studios Origin: American H 7.25 in. Year: 1904
Red Decorated Vase
Red Decorated Vase
Maker: Tiffany Studios Origin: American H 5 in. Year: 1915
Cobalt Tel el Amarna Vase
Cobalt Tel el Amarna Vase
Maker: Tiffany Studios Origin: American h: 7 in. Year: 1917
Jack-in-the-Pulpit Flowerform Vase
Jack-in-the-Pulpit Flowerform Vase
Maker: Tiffany Studios Origin: American Measurements: H: 12.25 in. x D: 6 in. circa 1900
Flower Form Vase
Flower Form Vase
Maker: Tiffany Studios Origin: American Measurements: H: 13 in. x D: 6 in. Year: 1900
Flower Form Vase
Flower Form Vase
Maker: Tiffany Studios Origin: American H 14.25 in. Year: 1905
Flower Form Vase
Flower Form Vase
Origin: American Tiffany Studios H 15 in. Year: 1900
Decorated Vase
Decorated Vase
Maker: Tiffany Studios Origin: American H 5 in. Year: 1910
Black Decorated Vase
Black Decorated Vase
Maker: Tiffany Studios Origin: American H 5.75 in. Year: 1904
Bud Vase
Bud Vase
Maker: Tiffany Studios Origin: American H 25.25 in. Year: circa 1900
Favrile Ball Candlestick
Favrile Ball Candlestick
Maker: Tiffany Studios Origin: American H 15 in. Year: circa 1900
Double Telescopic Candlestick
Double Telescopic Candlestick
Maker: Tiffany Studios Origin: American h: 18.25 in. x w: 9 in. x d: 5.75 in. Year: circa 1905
Organic Candlestick
Organic Candlestick
Maker: Tiffany Studios Origin: American Measurements: h: 16.25 in. x d: 4.25 Year: circa 1905
Four Branch Jeweled Candelabrum
Four Branch Jeweled Candelabrum
Maker: Tiffany Studios Origin: American H 15 in. x w 14.5 in. Year: circa 1900
Pair of Jeweled Candelabra's
Pair of Jeweled Candelabra's
Maker: Tiffany Studios Origin: American H 15.5 in. x w 15 in. x d 12 in. Year: circa 1900
Night Chamber Candlestick
Night Chamber Candlestick
Maker: Tiffany Studios Origin: American H 9.25 in. Year: circa 1900
"Cats Paw" Candlestick
"Cats Paw" Candlestick
Maker: Tiffany Studios Origin: American H 15.75 in. Year: circa 1900
Puddle Candlestick
Puddle Candlestick
Maker: Tiffany Studios Origin: American Measurements: h: 17.25 in. x d: 5.75 in. Year: cica 1905
Scarab Inkwell
Scarab Inkwell
Maker: Tiffany Studios Origin: American Measurements: H: 4 in. x D: 4.25 in. Year: circa 1905
Crab Inkwell
Crab Inkwell
Maker: Tiffany Studios Origin: American H 3.25 in x w 7 in. x d 7.25 Year: circa 1900
Pumpkin Blown Out Inkwell
Pumpkin Blown Out Inkwell
Maker: Tiffany Studios Origin: American H 5.25 in. x w 8.5 in. Year: circa 1900
Jeweled Inkwell
Jeweled Inkwell
Maker: Tiffany Studios Origin: American H 4.25 in. x d 5 in. Year: circa 1900
Mosaic Cypriote Paperweight
Mosaic Cypriote Paperweight
Maker: Tiffany Studios Origin: American Measurements: h: 1 in. x w: 3.75 in. x d: 2.75 in. Year: circa 1905
Mosaic Damascene Paperweight
Mosaic Damascene Paperweight
Maker: Tiffany Studios Origin: American Measurements: h: .5 in. x w: 3.75 in. x d: 2.75 Year: cica 1905
Turtleback Tile Paperweight
Turtleback Tile Paperweight
Maker: Tiffany Studios Origin: American Year: circa 1900
"Art Deco" Pattern Mantle Clock
"Art Deco" Pattern Mantle Clock
Maker: Tiffany Furnaces Origin: American H 10 in. x w 10.5 in. x d 5.5 in. Year: circa 1900
Spanish Pattern Clock
Spanish Pattern Clock
Maker: Tiffany Studios Origin: American H 8 in. x w 5.5 in. x d 3 in. Year: circa 1900
Pine Needle Triple Picture Frame
Pine Needle Triple Picture Frame
Maker: Tiffany Studios Origin: American h: 9.75 in. x w: 23.25 in. x d: .25 in. Year: circa 1900
Pine Needle Double Picture Frame
Pine Needle Double Picture Frame
Maker: Tiffany Studios Origin: American H 8.25 in. x w 15.5 in. Year: circa 1900
Grapevine Double Picture Frame
Grapevine Double Picture Frame
Maker: Tiffany Studios Origin: American H 9.75 in. x w 15 in. Year: circa 1900
Zodiac Picture Frame
Zodiac Picture Frame
Maker: Tiffany Studios Origin: American Year: circa 1900
Abalone Picture Frame
Abalone Picture Frame
Maker: Tiffany Studios Origin: American Year: circa 1900
Ninth Century Picture Frame
Ninth Century Picture Frame
Maker: Tiffany Studios Origin: American Year: circa 1900
"Art Deco" Pattern Picture Frame
"Art Deco" Pattern Picture Frame
Maker: Tiffany Furnaces Origin: American h: 7.25 in. x w: 6.25 in. Year: circa 1920
Peacock Table Lamp Base
Peacock Table Lamp Base
Maker: Tiffany Studios Origin: American h: 22.25 x d:12 in. Year: circa 1910
Tree Trunk Table Lamp Base
Tree Trunk Table Lamp Base
Maker: Tiffany Studios Origin: American h: 30 in. Year: circa 1910
Pony Tree Trunk Table Lamp Base
Pony Tree Trunk Table Lamp Base
Maker: Tiffany Studios Origin: American h: 18.75 in. Year: circa 1910
Pineapple Table Lamp Base
Pineapple Table Lamp Base
Maker: Tiffany Studios Origin: American h: 25.5 in. x d: 8.25 in. Year: circa 1910
Ribbon Table Lamp Base
Ribbon Table Lamp Base
Maker: Tiffany Studios Origin: American h: 20.75 in. Year: circa 1910
Decorated Trumpet Table Lamp Base
Decorated Trumpet Table Lamp Base
Maker: Tiffany Studios Origin: American h: 25.25 in. x d: 9 in. Year: circa 1910
Belted Turtleback Tile Table Lamp Base
Belted Turtleback Tile Table Lamp Base
Maker: Tiffany Studios Origin: American h: 22 in. Year: circa 1905
Decorated Telescopic Library Table Lamp Base
Decorated Telescopic Library Table Lamp Base
Maker: Tiffany Studios Origin: American Measurements: h: 28.75 in. - max: h: 34 in. Year: circa 1910
Decorated Library Table Lamp Base
Decorated Library Table Lamp Base
Maker: Tiffany Studios Origin: American h: 21.25 in. Year: circa 1910
Penguin Footed Table Lamp Base
Penguin Footed Table Lamp Base
Maker: Tiffany Studios Origin: American h: 12.5 in. Year: circa 1910
Penguin Footed Table Lamp Base
Penguin Footed Table Lamp Base
Maker: Tiffany Studios Origin: American h: 12.5 in. Year: circa 1910

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Louis Comfort Tiffany

(American, 1848–1933)

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FERN PLANTER, MARSH MARIGOLD MOTIF, 1900

Louis Comfort Tiffany

FERN PLANTER, MARSH MARIGOLD MOTIF, 1900

Kodner Gallery

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An Important American Renaissance..., 1896–1900

Louis Comfort Tiffany

An Important American Renaissance..., 1896–1900

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Dragonfly Table Lamp
Dragonfly Table Lamp
Maker: Tiffany Studios Origin: American h 20.5 in x d 17 in. Year: circa 1905
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