Favrile Bowl Vase, ca. 1895-96; Produced by Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company; USA; blown favrile glass; H x diam.: 6 x 9 cm (2 3/8 x 3 9/16 in.); Gift of Anonymous Donor; 1952-166-33
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