This unusual vase is a rare example of early Tiffany Glass dating from around 1895, shortly after Louis Comfort Tiffany opened his private glassblowing complex in Corona, Queens. During this period, the glassblowers hired by Tiffany were experimenting with new formulas for colors and visual effects as well as developing the decorative techniques for which the company would earn worldwide fame.
The rounded body of this early vase in transparent yellow glass is internally decorated with abstract swirls in a creamy white coloration. The thick glass has been cut by hand to create a faceted surface, with the upper and lower portions of the vase featuring slightly concave planes which are bisected by a narrow horizontal convex band at the widest point of the shoulder.
This vase is one of three examples in a related series which share similar techniques, internal decoration and color palettes, all three of which are signed with the C prefix and fall within the same numerical sequence, less than 25 numbers apart. The first vase was purchased by the Corning Museum of Glass from Lillian Nassau LLC in 2017 (accession no. 2017.4.9). We are thrilled to offer an additional two known vases from this series for sale: this example, in the creamy yellow, is a mere 10 numbers away from the CMOG example, in addition to a second vase in our collection, in transparent glass with creamy Agate style internal decoration.
Height: 4 inches (10.2 cm)
Diameter: 4 ¾ inches (12.1 cm)