Vase with Iridescent Decoration

Object Name: 
Vase with Iridescent Decoration

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Object Name: 
Vase with Iridescent Decoration
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Overall H: 21.5 cm; Diam (rim): 5.7 cm
Not on Display
about 1898-1900
Primary Description: 
Translucent greenish glass; blown, cased, iridized. Ovoid shape; short incurved neck; slightly flaring lipless rim; opaque brownish-black bubbly overlay covers the top third of vase, bottom two-thirds is golden greenish-purple iridescence hooked and dragged to the rim in four evenly spaced points; flat circular base with applied disk of glass to which pontil was attached; ground and polished pontil mark with circular paper label printed: "Caldwell/& Co/Philadelphia"; signed on base outside of pontil: "Louis C. Tiffany/L.C.T. K162".
Harlan, Paul B., Source
Harlan, Mrs. Paul B., Source
Harlan, Belle McFadden, Former Collection
A Museum Built on Sand (1980-10) pp. 126-130, ill. p. 129; BIB# AI9236
Recent Important Acquisitions, 16 (1974) illustrated, p. 133, #46; BIB# AI91024