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Tiffany Favrile Glass
Monumental Millefiori Vase

Tiffany Favrile Glass  Monumental Millefiori Vase 1
Tiffany Favrile Glass  Monumental Millefiori Vase 1
American, circa 1898-1900
Height: 14 inches (35.5 cm)

This exceptional example of early Tiffany glass is one of a limited series of vases produced around the turn of the twentieth century which showcased the high level of artistry and quality produced by Tiffany's glassblowers, achieved through innovative glassblowing methods, chemical compounds and decorative techniques.

The striking shade of blue-green of the opaque background glass had been specifically developed at Tiffany's furnaces around 1901. A decorative motif of swirling iridescent vines and large flat leaves are scattered throughout with finely articulated white millefiori flowers, each with detailed centers and a profusion of pointed petals. The subtle allover surface iridescence of the piece is accented by these decorative elements, some of which stand out in low relief from the surface of the vase.

This particular vase was purchased by its first owner in November of 1936 from the Louis C. Tiffany Studios liquidation sale held by Percy A. Joseph in New York City.

A related example measuring 11 inches in height is part of the permanent collection of the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art in Winter Park, Florida; the inscribed signatures on these two examples are only 8 numbers apart.

Related examples illustrated:
Martin Eidelberg, Tiffany Favrile Glass and the Quest of Beauty, New York, 2007, p. 41

Louis Comfort Tiffany: Couleurs et Lumière, Exhibition Catalogue., Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montreal, 2010, p. 153, cat. 115

Paul Doros, The Art Glass of Louis Comfort Tiffany, New York, 2013, pp. 47 and 209
Tiffany Favrile Glass  Monumental Millefiori Vase 2
Tiffany Favrile Glass  Monumental Millefiori Vase 2
American, circa 1898-1900
Height: 14 inches (35.5 cm)

This exceptional example of early Tiffany glass is one of a limited series of vases produced around the turn of the twentieth century which showcased the high level of artistry and quality produced by Tiffany's glassblowers, achieved through innovative glassblowing methods, chemical compounds and decorative techniques.

The striking shade of blue-green of the opaque background glass had been specifically developed at Tiffany's furnaces around 1901. A decorative motif of swirling iridescent vines and large flat leaves are scattered throughout with finely articulated white millefiori flowers, each with detailed centers and a profusion of pointed petals. The subtle allover surface iridescence of the piece is accented by these decorative elements, some of which stand out in low relief from the surface of the vase.

This particular vase was purchased by its first owner in November of 1936 from the Louis C. Tiffany Studios liquidation sale held by Percy A. Joseph in New York City.

A related example measuring 11 inches in height is part of the permanent collection of the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art in Winter Park, Florida; the inscribed signatures on these two examples are only 8 numbers apart.

Related examples illustrated:
Martin Eidelberg, Tiffany Favrile Glass and the Quest of Beauty, New York, 2007, p. 41

Louis Comfort Tiffany: Couleurs et Lumière, Exhibition Catalogue., Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montreal, 2010, p. 153, cat. 115

Paul Doros, The Art Glass of Louis Comfort Tiffany, New York, 2013, pp. 47 and 209




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