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Blog: Tiffany Tidbits

agate blogTiffany's Agate Glass

Made well into the mid-1920s, Tiffany's "agateware" vessels were a long-standing staple of his furnaces’ production, attesting to both their aesthetic appeal and commercial success. Their first incarnation, however, was in the form of flat sheets of glass for Tiffany's leaded windows. Discover the centuries-old history behind agate glass, and how Tiffany's glassblowers translated its arresting beauty from flat sheets to three-dimensional vessels. more

loyola blogSurprising Tiffany Decorations at St. Ignatius Loyola

Completed between 1897 and 1898, the Baptistery Chapel at St. Ignatius Loyola features important Tiffany decorations, including a marble altar with glass mosaic interpretations of Renaissance paintings as well as a striking opalescent glass semi-dome skylight. Learn more about this remarkable commission, from its unusual subject matter to its artistic virtuosity. more

gift blogRecent Glass Gift Provides Window into Tiffany’s History in Queens

The Neustadt counts over a quarter of a million examples of Tiffany glass in its holdings, persevered as an archive of Tiffany’s renowned artistry and innovation in glass. A recent gift of over 1,000 shards of glass, excavated from the former site of Tiffany's complex of workshops and studios in Corona, spurred The Neustadt to revisit Tiffany's Queens connection. more

peacock blogA Passion for Peacocks

Peacock feathers were a favorite design motif of Louis C. Tiffany, who revisited this theme countless times in both his personal life and professional career. Explore how Tiffany's artisans translated the peacock feather across several decorative mediums – including leaded glass, blown glass, and metalwork. more