c. 1900
La Pierre Manufacturing Company, American
Work Locations: New York, NY, Newark, NJ
Active Dates: 1885-1929
United States
Art Nouveau
Glass with silver overlay
Funds in memory of Earl M. Kipp from his friends

Vase, about 1900. Glass with silver overlay; 11 1/4 × 6 1/4 in. Manufactured by La Pierre Manufacturing Company, York and Newark, New Jersey. Denver Art Museum: Funds in memory of Earl M. Kipp from his friends, 1985.349.

This object is currently on view
height: 11.25 in, 28.5750 cm; diameter: 6.25 in, 15.8750 cm
Architecture and Design
Architecture and Design

From the 1880s until the First World War, the style known as Art Nouveau grew popular in Western Europe and the United States. Organic forms inspired by nature, frequently emphasized with curving lines or elaborate flourishes, characterize the style’s decorative vocabulary. This vase—an undulating vessel of blue glass accentuated by swirling silver tendrils and flowers—is an American example of this sensuous style that was expressed in both art and architecture. 

Known Provenance
Purchased 1985 from (Minna Rosenblatt, Ltd.), New York by the Denver Art Museum.
Exhibition History
  • “By Design: Stories and Ideas Behind Objects” — Denver Art Museum, 10/24/2021 – 12/31/2022