“Cypriote” Plaque

Object Name: 
“Cypriote” Plaque

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Object Name: 
“Cypriote” Plaque
Accession Number: 
2006.4.160
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 2 cm, Diam (max): 44.7 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1897
Primary Description: 
“Cypriote” Plaque. Amber glass; blown, applied iridescence and decoration. Large circular plaque of Tiffany favrile glass with flame-colored iridescence in the center and swirls of decoration along the outer edges, engraved "F916 L.C. Tiffany-Inc. Favrile" on base.
Department: 
Pattern Name: 
Cypriote
Provenance: 
Sotheby's, Source
Category: 
Material: 
Inscription: 
L. C. Tiffany - Inc. Favrille / F916
signature
Engraved On underside of disc in script
Tiffany's Glass Mosaics
Venue(s)
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.
Collecting Earlier American Glass (2010-04) illustrated, p. 45; BIB# AI79439
Glassmaking, America's First Industry (2009-01) illustrated, p. 242-43, Fig. 10; BIB# AI77121
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 2006 (2007) illustrated, p. 11, right; BIB# AI92696
The Gather (2007) illustrated, p. 11; BIB# AI75852
Notes: Corning Museum Makes Major Additions to Glass Collection (2007) illustrated, p. 271, fig. 6;