Louis Comfort Tiffany, Paperweight Vase, circa 1906. Blown glass with applied flowers. H 10 in. Made at Tiffany Furnaces, Corona, N.Y. (On loan from the Rockwell Museum of Western Art)
Mark your calendars for an exhibition of unique blown-glass objects designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany to be shown at The Corning Museum of Glass. “Tiffany Treasures: Favrile Glass from Special Collections,” which opens November 1, 2009 and will run through October 31, 2010, will showcase 60 of Tiffany’s hand-wrought pieces, including a Tiffany Peacock blown-glass lamp that was donated to the museum fully shattered, but brought back to its original state after a three-month restoration process.
According to the Corning’s curator of American Glass Jane Shadel Spillman, “This assemblage of beautiful blown glass objects reflects Tiffany’s bold departure from the often fussy, predominantly Victorian style of the times in favor of more natural, sophisticated and modern forms.”
These pieces were created in his Corona, NY studio between 1895 and 1920, using his signature Favrile glass. The pieces in “Tiffany Treasures” were loaned primarily by the A. Douglas Nash and Edythe di Lorenzi collections at Cornell Univesity’s Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art and by the Frank and Mary Elizabeth Reifschager collection at the Rockwell Museum in Corning, NY.
Curator-led tours of the exhibit will be offered to the public on Fridays at 11:00 a.m. starting in November.