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Tiffany Favrile Glass
Early Favrile Gooseneck Vase

Tiffany Favrile Glass  Early Favrile Gooseneck Vase 1
Tiffany Favrile Glass  Early Favrile Gooseneck Vase 1
American, circa 1898-1900
Height: 12 ¾ inches (32.38 cm)

The form of this Tiffany Favrile Glass Vase is referred to as either the Gooseneck Vase or the Rosewater Sprinkler. The rounded base, thin undulating stem and flared mouth are believed to be inspired by the intricately decorated metal vessels used in Islamic cultures to scatter scented rosewater around the home to welcome guests. Louis Comfort Tiffany frequently sought inspiration from his international travels for the objects produced by his companies, and his designers frequently reinterpreted the forms and motifs of the Eastern cultures which Tiffany had visited through the lens of modern American design.

The rounded base and elongated, coiled stem of this early example of the form are formed by a base of gold iridescent glass decorated with a series of pulled feathers in striated silvery iridescent and green glass, ascending to form narrow blade-like leaves exposing the gold base glass at the pointed tip of the vase.

This piece of early Tiffany Favrile Glass is signed on the underside.