Manufactured by Tiffany & Company, New York / The Magnolia Vase / ca. 1893Manufactured by Tiffany & Company, New York
The Magnolia Vase
ca. 1893

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Creator Name: Tiffany & Company
Creator Role: Manufacturer
Creator Dates/Places: active 1837-present
Creator Name-CRT: Manufactured by Tiffany & Company, New York
Title: The Magnolia Vase
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Creation Start Date: 1891
Creation End Date: 1895
Creation Date: ca. 1893
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Silver, American
Materials and Techniques: Silver, gold, enamel, opals
Dimensions: 31 x 18 in. (78.7 x 45.7 cm)
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 99.2
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Winthrop Atwill, 1899

The Magnolia Vase was Tiffany and Company's most prominent silver entry at the Chicago World's Columbian Exposition of 1893. Native and Latin American sources inspired the form, which was derived from Pueblo pottery, and the ornament for the handles, which relates to Toltec artifacts. Plant motifs represent various sections of the United States: pine typifies the North; magnolia, the Southeast; and cacti, the Southwest. Standing for the whole country and applied in gold is the ubiquitous goldenrod.

AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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