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Parakeets and Gold Fish Bowl

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Enameled in black on lower section: "TIFFANY GLASS AND DECORATING COMPANY NEW YORK"


Designed and made by the artist for display at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago; date unknown, Mr. Thomas (?) Pino, Denver, Colorado, owner of a building at the corner of 10th and Logan Streets where window was installed as part of the covered porch; 1960s, purchased from Mr. Thomas (?) Pino, by Mr. and Mrs. Lorenz for $10,000, Mrs. Lorenz's brother-in-law was a mailman who had seen the window on his route and brought it to the Lorenzes' attention; 1996, Christie's New York, sale 8540, December 14, 1996, lot 317, sold as Property of the Lorenz Trust; purchased at Christie's by Barbara and Theodore Alfond of Weston, MA; 2008, given by Barbara and Theodore Alfond to the MFA in honor of MFA director Malcolm Rogers. (Accession Date: December 17, 2008)

Credit Line

Gift of Barbara L. and Theodore B. Alfond in honor of Malcolm Rogers

about 1893

Object Place

New York, New York


Overall (no frame): 77 x 38 1/2 in. Framed (with molding): 79 3/4 x 44 x 2 1/4 in. Flat molding of frame measures 2 3/16 in. from both sides, 1 1/4 in. from top, 1 1/2 in. from bottom

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Medium or Technique

Glass, lead, bronze chain