About the artist
Established in 1892, the Tiffany Glass & Decorating Company, later known as Tiffany Studios, once stood as a hallmark of American glasswork. Its initiator, Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933), soared to fame with his stained glass windows from the 1880s, one major project being the 1882 revamp of President Chester A. Arthur's White House. Tiffany adventurously experimented with different forms like vases, bowls, and lampshades. He developed a new kind of iridescent glass in 1893, coined as Favrile, which dazzled with shifting colours under various lights. To produce this glass, Tiffany Glass Furnaces was established in Queens, New York. Favrile glass then became a defining feature of Tiffany's popularity.
By the early 1900s, Tiffany Studios was teeming with over 300 artisans, including many young women designers in Queens, New York. As was usual at the time, these artists produced thousands of works under Tiffany's name.