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Legacies: Collecting America's History at the Smithsonian, by Steven Lubar and Kathleen M. Kendrick
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Favrile glass vase by Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company, New York City, 1893-96Favrile glass vase by Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company, New York City, 1893-96

Louis Comfort Tiffany, a leading figure of the Art Nouveau movement, was especially admired for his stained-glass windows and iridescent Favrile blown glass bowls and other vessels. This vase is part of a group selected by Tiffany for the Smithsonian in 1896, when curators were collecting contemporary American crafts to illustrate the links between art and industry.

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