(American, New York, 1902–1932)
Glazed white clay
Overall: 28.6 cm (11 1/4 in.); Diameter of base: 28.6 x 12.7 cm (11 1/4 x 5 in.)
Bequest of Charles Maurer 2018.292
Ceramic works were Louis Comfort Tiffany's contribution to the art pottery movement of the early 1900s.
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. Along with the array of artistic glass designs from his factory in Corona, Queens, works in ceramic, bronze, other metals, and even jewelry abounded. These 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.