This early Favrile Glass Flower Form dates from the final years of the 1890s, when the artisans and glassblowers working under the direction of Louis Comfort Tiffany and Arthur Nash were experimenting with new glassblowing techniques to achieve innovative colors, textures, and forms. Tiffany’s “Flower Form” Vases were first introduced during this period, and examples from the early years of production tend to be more expressive in their forms and colors than examples produced in the early 20th century.
This Flower Form Vase features a conical foot in amber glass decorated with pointed dark green leaves, which harmonized with the deep green glass used in the thin knobbed stem which rises up from the foot to and into the widening flower “cup.” The green leaves in the cup are bordered by a thin iridescent edge, while the upper portion and tightly ruffled rim are in a pale green glass with a crinkled edge.
This rare and exceptional example of early blown Tiffany Glass is inscribed on the underside with signature and date code.
Height: 16 ½ inches (41.9 cm)