(American, New York, 1892–1902)
Bronze and Favrile glass mosaic
Overall: 32.1 x 33 x 18.6 cm (12 5/8 x 13 x 7 5/16 in.)
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Robert L. Tannenbaum in memory Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Robb 1977.168
The peacock, with its brilliantly colored iridescent plumage, was a favorite motif of Louis Comfort Tiffany, appearing in almost every genre of his artistic production.
By 1900 Louis Comfort Tiffany had expanded his empire by increasing the firm’s production of “fancy goods,” including inkstands, candlesticks, clocks, small boxes, desk sets, tea screens, and other functional objects, such as this dressing table mirror. These smaller, more affordable luxury items were designed with as much thought to artistry as the great stained glass windows and lamps through which the firm enjoyed unrivaled success.
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