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.