Monday, June 1, 2009

Gilding the Gilded Age Dept.


In 2004 the Huntington bought a Louis Comfort Tiffany favrile glass Fern Vase. The colors — purplish iridescent splotches on a dark green ground — were a little on the subdued side. Until now. In the new Virginia Steele Scott Gallery installation, the vase sits atop a light and glows like a friggin' lava lamp.

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