Lava

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Object Name: 
"Lava" Vase with Bronze Mount
Title: 
Lava
Accession Number: 
86.4.14
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 21 cm, W: 23.8 cm, Diam: 14.2 cm, L: 20.2 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1904-1906
Web Description: 
The bronze mount is part of this vase, not just an accessory. Tiffany’s “Lava” vases were inspired by the amorphous shapes and rough textures of hardened lava, but they also reflect his admiration for the surfaces and colors of ancient glass.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Lillian Nassau LLC, Former Collection
1986
Category: 
Inscription: 
Louis C. Tiffany
inscription
Engraved base
Primary Description: 
Colorless non-lead glass with striations of pale amber and deep blue, cased in colorless; overall iridization; blown with hot applications; cast bronze. Cylindrical with rounded base; three-handled metal mount; deep vase with irregular lipless rim, slightly waisted body and rounded base covered with raised wrap trailing which spirals
New Glass Review, 28 (2007) illustrated, p. 93;
Plastik sanatlarda cam malzemenin uygulanisi (2003) illustrated, p. 29, fig.2.25; BIB# 120381
Art Nouveau (1999) illustrated, p. 22; BIB# 65135
Art Nouveau (1989) illustrated, p. 140; BIB# 24593
Recent Important Acquisitions, 29 (1987) illustrated, p. 126, #39; BIB# AI19055
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1986 (1987) illustrated, pp. 4, 6;