This rare and unusual Tiffany glass chalice dates from a period when Arthur Nash's son Leslie Nash was at the head of Tiffany's glass furnaces and was further experimenting with new textural and visual effects. Nash developed a line of what became known as "Devitrified" glass, which sought to replicate the visual effects of semi-crystallized glass or the mineral quartz.
In this example, a domed transluent foot of transparent glass supports a wide cup, decorated on interior with foil inclusions in gold iridescent and caramel colored glass, in a spun sugar-like design.
Martin Eidelberg, Tiffany Favrile Glass and the Quest of Beauty, (Lillian Nassau LLC, 2007), pg. 77 fig. 94
Height: 3 ¾ inches (9.5 cm)
Diameter: 4 inches (10.2 cm)