Louis Comfort Tiffany’s Garden of Delight: translucent, opaque, transparent and iridescent glass

Maxfield Parrish’s (American, 1870-1966) design,  Garden of Delight, made in 1914-’15 with the studio of Lewis Comfort Tiffany (American, 1848-1933).

100,000 pieces of iridescent, translucent, opaque and transparent glass (favrile glass) in 260 shades.  This was the work of 30 artisans who worked on it for six months. 

It was installed in 1916 in the east lobby entrance of the Curtis Center, Philadelphia and belongs today to the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.

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