Louis C. Tiffany Tulips Cloisonné Ornament

The luminous ornament adapts the vivid tulip motif on a Favrile glass lampshade (1907–12) by Tiffany Studios (American, 1902–32). The tulip was a popular subject for the designer, who derived profound inspiration from the natural world. This particular model in The Met collection exhibits some of the richest colorations of glass, which vary from pink to red and purple.