This unusual Favrile Pottery vase by Tiffany Studios depicts an unidentified forest plant creeping up the body of the vase, in a high gloss brown glaze with matte detailing in the recesses, signed on the underside.
The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art holds an example of this form in polychrome enamel on copper which was part of Louis Comfort Tiffany's personal collection, known as the "A-Coll" pieces for the inscribed signature found on the underside. The Morse notes that their example was displayed by Tiffany in the ssecond-floor balcony of the palatial reception room at Laurelton Hall, Tiffany's famed estate in Oyster Bay.
An example of this model in a blue glaze is part of the permanent collection of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (accession no. 86.156).
Martin Eidelberg, "Tiffany Favrile Pottery and the Quest of Beauty," (Lillian Nassau LLC, New York, 2010) pg. 43, 92.
Height: 6 1/2 inches (17 cm)