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Tiffany Studios New York "Grapevine" Gilt Bronze Photo Frame


This Tiffany Studios New York "Grapevine" photo frame, by Louis Comfort Tiffany, features a mottled white and amber glass, overlaid with a gilt bronze cast in an openwork motif of tangled grapevines and grapevine leaves. The entire composition is completed by the charming addition of a border, both interior and exterior, of gold baubles in miniature. The frame has an oval aperture.

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Item #: T-18117 
Artist: Tiffany Studios New York 
Circa: 1900 
Dimensions: 13.75" height, 12" width (full frame); 10.25" height, 8.125" width (photo size) 
Materials: Glass, Gilt bronze 
Signed: "Tiffany Studios New York 017" 
Literature: Similar photo frame is pictured in Tiffany Desk Sets, by William R. Holland, Atglen, PA: Schiffer, 2008, p. 95, figure 3-39

It is important to remember when considering the incredible care that Louis Comfort Tiffany employed when creating the composition and technical aspect of this picture frame was the excitement around early photography that was culminating at the time. Though still expensive and reserved largely for the elite, the advent of the Kodak "Brownie," in 1900, made higher quality photography more accessible then ever before, and ignited a craze for having photographs in the home.