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Etched Metal and Glass glove box

Object Number: 
2017.11
Date: 
designed ca. 1900-1906
Medium: 
Glass, copper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 1/8 × 13 5/8 × 4 1/2 in. (7.9 × 34.6 × 11.4 cm)
Marks: 
Stamped on bottom: “TIFFANY STUDIOS / NEW YORK”
Inscriptions: 
Description: 

Etched metal and glass glove box.

Gallery Label: 

Panels of streaky green Favrile glass are set behind a metal filigree in the Etched Metal and Glass glove box. Made from acid-etched copper, the overlay was available in either a pine or grapevine pattern, finished either with a dark patina or a more expensive gold. Though the pattern’s designer is unknown, the layering is a suggestive parallel to the filigree wings in Tiffany Studios’ Dragonfly lamp shade, designed by Clara Driscoll. Unlike other Tiffany desk set patterns, the Etched Metal and Glass items offered consumers a chance to own pieces of the firm’s renowned glass at more affordable prices than a leaded glass lamp or window.

Bibliography: 
Credit Line: 
Gift of Diane Brandt in memory of her husband, Martin Lewis
Provenance: 
Place Made: 
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group