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Tiffany Favrile Glass
Low Vase with Iridescent Swirls

Tiffany Favrile Glass  Low Vase with Iridescent Swirls 1
Tiffany Favrile Glass  Low Vase with Iridescent Swirls 1
American, circa 1897-99
Height: 5 inches (12.7 cm)
Diameter: 11 inches (27.9 cm)

Thick bands of silvery iridescent glass, in shifting tones ranging from periwinkle blue and lavender to a deep purple, swirl across the surface of this early piece of Tiffany Favrile Glass. The iridescent surface decoration seems to hover above the background glass, an unusual shade of blue-green which Tiffany’s glassblowers developed around the turn of the twentieth century.

The unusual form of this early piece of Tiffany Glass is the result of hand manipulation: the flared mouth of the vase was pressed in when the glass was still hot, resulting in the pillowed form of the body. This sculptural technique is not frequently seen in Tiffany glass, and is more typical of the early period at Louis Comfort Tiffany’s furnace in Corona, Queens. As the 20th century progressed, Tiffany Studios production line became simplified and was in some cases almost serialized.

This rare and exceptional example of Tiffany’s Favrile Glass is signed on the underside.
Tiffany Favrile Glass  Low Vase with Iridescent Swirls 2
Tiffany Favrile Glass  Low Vase with Iridescent Swirls 2
American, circa 1897-99
Height: 5 inches (12.7 cm)
Diameter: 11 inches (27.9 cm)

Thick bands of silvery iridescent glass, in shifting tones ranging from periwinkle blue and lavender to a deep purple, swirl across the surface of this early piece of Tiffany Favrile Glass. The iridescent surface decoration seems to hover above the background glass, an unusual shade of blue-green which Tiffany’s glassblowers developed around the turn of the twentieth century.

The unusual form of this early piece of Tiffany Glass is the result of hand manipulation: the flared mouth of the vase was pressed in when the glass was still hot, resulting in the pillowed form of the body. This sculptural technique is not frequently seen in Tiffany glass, and is more typical of the early period at Louis Comfort Tiffany’s furnace in Corona, Queens. As the 20th century progressed, Tiffany Studios production line became simplified and was in some cases almost serialized.

This rare and exceptional example of Tiffany’s Favrile Glass is signed on the underside.




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