Favrile Master­works

THROUGH FEB. 26, 2018

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A new ex­hi­bi­tion will show­case 32 ex­quis­ite glass vases de­signed by Louis Com­fort Tif­fany. “Tif­fany Favrile Glass: Master­works from the Col­lec­tion of Stan­ley and Dolores Sirott” in­cludes works rang­ing from ex­per­i­men­tal pieces made in the 1890s to the widely-ad­mired pea­cock vases pro­duced in the early years of the 20th cen­tury.

While Tif­fany is fa­mous for many types of glass work, the Sirott col­lec­tion fo­cuses ex­clu­sively on Tif­fany’s Favrile vases. These lus­trous ves­sels, known for their in­no­va­tive forms and col­ors, are among the most ex­tra­or­di­nary ex­am­ples of Art Nou­veau dec­o­ra­tive art ever cre­ated in this coun­try. On loan from a pri­vate col­lec­tion of more than 300 pieces, many of the vases in the show are true rar­i­ties and af­ford fresh per­spec­tives

on Tif­fany’s work. Hunt­ing­ton Li­brary, Art Col­lec­tions, and Botan­i­cal Gardens, (626) 405-2100, hunt­ing­ton.org

be­low Two of the favrile glass vases in an ex­hi­bi­tion at the Hunt­ing­ton Mu­seum in­clude one in the Byzan­tine style and one that re­sem­bles agate.

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