Louis Comfort Tiffany was one of the most important designers of the American Art Nouveau movement. Besides his fondness of paintings, it was his passion for glass that never ceased to excite him. He designed leaded glass panels, mosaics, lamps and studio glass. The objects made by the Tiffany Studios almost always followed natural examples like calyxes or big tulip-like floriform vases. This piece was executed ca. 1901, and it is marked “LCT” and bears an old collectors number “o10610”. It is a so called “decorated art glass” vessel. Those pieces range among the most exclusive objects that the Tiffany Studios ever made. A broad silver oxide thread was weaved over the hot glass mass und through a complicated technique the decoration is being applied to the surface.