Saturday, March 10, 2012

Tiffany Parrot Panel


These images are from the Louis C. Tiffany, The Garden Museum Collection. They are mosaic glass in a wood frame with foliate brass mount, c. 1910, unsigned, 55 3/4 by 14 1/8 inches (full mosaic below).
These were originally cabinet doors and the mosaic glass is imbued with a rainbow surface sheen that captures precisely the birds' shimmering plumage and the tropical lushness of their habitat. Photo: Sotheby's New York.

On the Estate of Aaron Frank, 1979. Barry W. Toombs, 1979-84.


I was drawn in by the colors and the motion of the birds.

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