Metropolitan Museum of Art, Louis C. Tiffany, 'Gladioli' Rectangular Picture FrameRegular price $ 45.00
Metropolitan Museum of Art, Louis C. Tiffany, 'Gladioli' Rectangular Picture Frame, 9" x 7"
This rectangular Art Nouveau picture frame is modeled at a vase designed by Louis C. Tiffany presently in The Met Collection.
- 9" x 7" frame
- Holds a 4" x 6" photo
- Wipe clean with cloth
- Easel Stand
About this Louis C. Tiffany Art Nouveau Design
Radiant spears of white gladioli reach along our elegant glass frame inspired by the Art Nouveau decoration on a Favrile vase (ca. 1909) by Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, 1848–1933). In the 1890s, the Gilded Age designer developed a method of blending colors in glass while it was still in a molten state. The iridescent results, which he named "Favrile" after the Old English fabrile, meaning "hand-wrought," allowed for subtle effects of shading and texture. The designer never sold this vessel, now at The Met; rather, he kept it in his own collection.