This early Tiffany Glass Vase dates from the late 19th century, during a more experimental period of production at Louis Comfort Tiffany’s glass furnaces. Though these were the final years of the 1800s, they were the first years in which blown Tiffany Favrile Glass was produced, and the glassblowers and artisans were experimenting with chemical formulas for colors and textures as well as decorative techniques.
The slightly irregular in form is a typical feature of early Tiffany Glass. The wide-mouthed body is formed by warm yellow glass in variegated tones, decorated with a gestural pulled feather motif in a silvery iridescent glass which rises from the flat base of the vase. The surface features further decoration of a series of vertical “ribs,” formed by thin strands of glass which stand from the surface in a curvilinear design reminiscent of Tiffany’s “zipper” motif.
This rare example of early Tiffany Glass is inscribed on the underside with signature and date code.
Height: 3 ⅜ inches (8.6 cm)
Diameter: 4 ¼ inches (10.8 cm)