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Tiffany Favrile Pottery
Vase with Celtic Bird Motif

Tiffany Favrile Pottery  Vase with Celtic Bird Motif 1
Tiffany Favrile Pottery  Vase with Celtic Bird Motif 1
American, circa 1905
Height: 5 ½ inches (13.97 cm)
Diameter: 7 ¾ inches (19.685 cm)

An unusually elaborate wide-mouthed favrile pottery vase by Tiffany Studios decorated with a horizontal register of interlocking circles in the style of a Celtic interlace, each circular segment encapsulating a distinct avian motif - there are no repeats.

Wide-mouthed favrile pottery vases of this size and shape were originally designed as lamp bases in the early years of production when Tiffany Lamps were primarily powered by oil fuel; the wide mouth would accommodate an oil canister. As time went on and the company transitioned to electric power, these designs were produced as decorative vases.

A version of this vase in a similar blue glaze is in the permanent collection of the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art in Winter Park, Florida.
Tiffany Favrile Pottery  Vase with Celtic Bird Motif 2
Tiffany Favrile Pottery  Vase with Celtic Bird Motif 2
American, circa 1905
Height: 5 ½ inches (13.97 cm)
Diameter: 7 ¾ inches (19.685 cm)

An unusually elaborate wide-mouthed favrile pottery vase by Tiffany Studios decorated with a horizontal register of interlocking circles in the style of a Celtic interlace, each circular segment encapsulating a distinct avian motif - there are no repeats.

Wide-mouthed favrile pottery vases of this size and shape were originally designed as lamp bases in the early years of production when Tiffany Lamps were primarily powered by oil fuel; the wide mouth would accommodate an oil canister. As time went on and the company transitioned to electric power, these designs were produced as decorative vases.

A version of this vase in a similar blue glaze is in the permanent collection of the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art in Winter Park, Florida.




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