Tiffany Studios New York "Grapevine" Bronze Photo Frame
This Tiffany Studios New York "Grapevine" photo frame, by Louis Comfort Tiffany, features a mottled white and green glass, overlaid with a patinated bronze cast in an openwork motif of tangled grapevines and grapevine leaves. The entire composition is completed by the charming addition of a beaded border. The frame has an oval aperture.
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- Curator's Notes
Item #: T-21119
Artist: Tiffany Studios New York
Country: United States
Dimensions: 10" high, 8" wide
Materials: Glass, Bronze
Signed: Tiffany Studios New York 946
Literature: A similar frame is pictured in:Tiffany Lamps and Metalware: An illustrated reference to over 2000 models, by Alastair Duncan, Woodbridge: Suffolk: Antique Collectors’ Club, 1988, p. 467, plate 1841.
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.