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Object Name: Pair of groziers
Date: ca. 1900 - 1920
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Medium: Iron
Dimensions: Overall: 7 x 2 in. (17.8 x 5.1 cm)
Description: Pair of groziers (tool used for pinching glass).
Credit Line: Fred and Nancylee Dikeman
Object Number: 2007.4.15
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These groziers were among the tools which belonged to Tiffany Studios employee John Dikeman (1882-1967). Workers used a glass cutter to score an outline for a piece of glass, which would then be broken off. Pincing off small bits with a grozier further refined the shapes. The edges of the glass piece were then wrapped with a thin strip of copper foil, which had been cut from a sheet of beaten copper set on a scored bronze plate.

Exhibitions:

"A New Light on Tiffany: Clara Driscoll and the Tiffany Girls," New-York Historical Society, February 23-May 28, 2007.

“The Lamps of Tiffany Studios: Nature Illuminated,” Gallery of Tiffany Lamps, New-York Historical Society, April 28, 2017–ongoing.