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Tiffany Studios New York "Magnolia" Art Enamel Vase


This bespoke Tiffany Studios New York "Magnolia" vase, by Louis Comfort Tiffany, features a copper base with opulent gold, white, pink, red, and green enamels taking the shape of dynamic magnolia blossoms on the verge of full bloom, already over-spilling the form. Designed from watercolor renderings and photographs from the enamel department's lead designer, Agnes Northrop, this incredible vase takes a painterly, impressionist approach to enamel work. The magnolia, which was among Tiffany's favorite flowers, is softened here into near abstraction, perfectly capturing—and indeed highlighting—the delicate and gentle nature of the blossom.

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Item #: YT-19604
Artist: Tiffany Studios New York, Louis Comfort Tiffany
Circa: 1900
Dimensions: 14.25" height, 4.75" width (at widest point)
Materials: Enamel, Copper
Signed: “SG 65, Louis C. Tiffany”
Exhibition History: This “Magnolia” vase was exhibited in the Japanese leg of the "Tiffany Masterworks" exhibition that originated at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1990
Notes on Condition: There was some minor touch up to the enamel at the top, otherwise in pristine condition

In an interview for Town & Country magazine, Louis Comfort Tiffany compared his enameled vases against sapphire, topaz, opal, aquamarine, and other stones, concluding that enamels "showed much more depth and perspective than were found in the stones," an insight sensitively demonstrated in this monumental and masterful vase.