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"Tel el Amarna" vase

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Iridescent glass (favrile); sienna vase cased to opal, hourglass shape widening at rounded shoulder with iridescent gold donut-shaped neck, sage green and sienna Kin Tut zigzag around neck

Marks

On base: "8405 L.C. Tiffany Favrile" Paper label with Tiffany registered trademark

Provenance

Purchased at Tiffany's in New York by Misses Emily E. Sylvester (1863-1955) and Maria W. Sylvester (1876-1957) (exact date of purchase unknown); inherited by Mrs. G. Elliott Robinson from her aunts (Misses Emily E. and Maria W. Sylvester); 1995, given to the MFA by Mrs. G. Elliot Robinson [May 24, 1995]

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. G. Elliott Robinson and their son Clayton S. Robinson in memory of Emily E. Sylvester (1863-1955) and Maria W. Sylvester (1876-1957)

About 1905–15

Object Place

Corona, New York

Dimensions

Overall: 18.4 x 9.8 cm (7 1/4 x 3 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

1995.66

Medium or Technique

Favrile glass

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Glass