Chrysler Museum of Art
Louis Comfort Tiffany
Through August 31, 1997, this fascinating survey of Louis Comfort Tiffany's artistry in glass, pottery, metal work and enamels highlights another great strength of the permanent collection of The Chrysler Museum of Art. Walter Chrysler, Jr. had a special affinity for art glass, perhaps beginning when as a young man he had met Louis Tiffany and been a guest at Laurelton Hall, Tiffany's grand summer estate at Oyster Bay, Long Island. Indeed, the Museum's holdings of Tiffany glass constitute one of the premiere collections of its kind, while its collection of Tiffany pottery numbers among the largest in the United States. Also on display will be several paintings by Louis Tiffany, perhaps a surprising medium for the master designer. Call 804 664-6200 for information.
Tiffany Glass & Decorating Co., Corona, NY; Flower-Form, ca. 1896, blown glass, 14 1/4 in. high
Tiffany Studios and Tiffany & Co., New York, NY; Bowl With Silver Rim, ca. 1909, blown glass cameo-carved with repousse sterling silver rim, 4 3/4 in. high, 10 3/4 in. rim diameter.
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