Louis Comfort Tiffany opened his private glassblowing complex in Corona, Queens in 1893, and during the second half of the 1890s the glassblowers hired by Tiffany were experimenting with new formulas for colors and visual effects as well as developing and perfecting the decorative techniques for which the company would earn worldwide fame.
This early Tiffany Favrile Glass Vase is part of a limited series of experimental vases produced around 1895 which feature complex hand-cut faceting.
This monumental example, measuring nearly fourteen inches in height, is formed by transparent glass in a soft shade of green. The interior has been fumed, allowing the interior iridescence to shine through the body of the vase.
The slightly tapered form of this columnar vase features two sections of slightly concave vertical faceting in the upper and lower “registers,” divided at the center by two rows of slightly convex horizontal bands, which are repeated at the upper rim of the vase.
We are thrilled to offer two other examples of early Tiffany Glass Vases from this rare sequence. Lillian Nassau LLC also sold a third example to the Corning Museum of Glass in 2017.
Height: 13 ¾ inches (35 cm)