"Pansy" Vase

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Object Name: 
"Pansy" Vase
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 47.6 cm
On Display
about 1913
Web Description: 
The form of this Favrile “Pansy” vase was first made by glassmaker John Hollingsworth (American, born England, 1851–1923). Hollingsworth, and all of Tiffany’s talented glass makers, were encouraged to experiment at the furnace. The iridescent sheen of this “Pansy” vase was achieved by spraying tin chloride on hot glass and reheating it in a reducing (decreased oxygen) environment. Although the term “Favrile” is often used to describe Tiffany’s iridescent glass, “Favrile” was actually used to describe all glass produced by the factory. On November 13, 1894, Tiffany registered “Favrile” as a trademark with the US Patent office (no. 25,512).
Pattern Name: 
Koch, Robert (1918-2003), Source
9557 G L. C. Tiffany – Favrile
Engraved base
Primary Description: 
"Pansy" Vase. Iridescent blue Favrile glass; blown and manipulated.
Tiffany's Glass Mosaics
Corning Museum of Glass 2017-05-20 through 2018-01-08
When you hear the words “Tiffany” and “glass,” you may immediately think of leaded glass windows or luminous lamps, but artist Louis C. Tiffany expressed his passion for color and glass most innovatively in the technique of mosaic. From monumental architectural installations to inkwells for desktops, Tiffany’s Glass Mosaics will be the first museum exhibition focused exclusively on this aspect of Tiffany’s extraordinary artistic career. The exhibition will feature a selection of objects from museums, libraries, and private collections, including fireplace surrounds, decorative panels, desk accessories, design drawings, sample panels, lamps, trade literature, and a special look at Tiffany’s innovative materials including an array of sheet glass, glass “jewels,” and glass fragments drawn from the archive of The Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass. Treasured by local communities, many of Tiffany’s architectural glass mosaics survive today, tucked away in churches, libraries, universities and other public buildings. This exhibition at The Corning Museum of Glass will use new digital displays to bring these artworks to audiences in Corning. By examining the inventive materials and process—from design inspiration to fabrication—we hope that visitors will appreciate the creativity of Tiffany’s talented artists and artisans as never before. This exhibition is jointly organized by The Corning Museum of Glass and The Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass.
American Glass: Industry and Art
Corning Museum of Glass
Exhibition of objects shown on US postage stamps.
Masterpieces of American Glass
Museum of Applied Arts 1990-07-27 through 1990-09-02
State Hermitage Museum 1990-09-15 through 1990-10-21
Museum of the State Institute of Glass 1990-11-02 through 1991-01-04
Glassmaking: America's First Industry
Strong Museum 1990-04-17 through 1990-04-29
Tiffany's Glass Mosaics (2017) illustrated, p. 79, fig. 3.5;
The illustrated encyclopedia of glass (2011) illustrated, pp. 88, 256; BIB# 128671
Looking at Glass: A Guide to Terms, Styles and Techniques (2005) illustrated, p. 47, back cover; BIB# 99164
El Vidrio Tecnicas de Trabajo de Horno (2003) illustrated, p. 19; BIB# 83109
Show to open window on universe of art glass (2002-11-22) illustrated, p. 20;
The Art of Tiffany (2002) illustrated, p. 105; BIB# 82637
Glass A to Z (2002) illustrated, p. 561; BIB# 73416
The Encyclopedia of Glass (2001) illustrated, p. 80, p. 211; BIB# 69319
Art Nouveau (1999) illustrated, p. 23; BIB# 65135
American Glass [postage stamps] (1998) illustrated BIB# 61141
Glass Art (1996) illustrated, p. 17; BIB# 36413
Chihuly Persians (1996) p. 15; BIB# 36556
Glass Act (1993-09) p. 244;
Glass Capturing the Dance of Light (1993) illustrated, p. 68; BIB# AI30595
Hikari no shouchu: sekai no garasu = The glass (1992) p. 165, #276; BIB# 58995
Masterpieces of American Glass (1990) illustrated, pp. 54, 94, pl. 85; BIB# 33046
The Art of Louis Comfort Tiffany (1989) illustrated, p. 105; BIB# 33452
Art Nouveau (1989) illustrated, p. 141; BIB# 24593
Glassmaking: America's First Industry (1976) illustrated, p. 28, fig. 28; BIB# 28025
Tiffany piece la Lumiere (1966) p. 86; BIB# AI386
Recent Important Acquisitions, 5 (1963) pp. 152-153, #58; BIB# AI87079