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Tiffany Studios New York "Leaf and Vine Reactive Paperweight" Glass Vase


An extremely rare and collectible Tiffany Studios New York "Leaf and Vine Reactive Paperweight" glass vase, this piece features a design based upon the leaves of the bindweed vine. While closely related to the Louis Comfort Tiffany's beloved "Morning Glory" paperweights, he chose in this instance not to let the flowers of the bindweed distract from the intricate venation of the leaves, or the delicate interplay of the vines. This vase features a heat-sensitive ("Reactive") glass that was built up from a purple interior, to an orange and green decorative motif of autumnal leaves and vines. The entire piece was finally encased in a transparent clear layer of glass, known as "Paperweight."


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Item #: YT-19602
Artist: Tiffany Studios New York
Circa: 1900
Dimensions: 9" height, 4.5" diameter
Materials: Glass
Signed: “L.C.Tiffany Favrile X342”

The remarkable thing about this particular vase is how the glass changes color in transmitted, versus reflected, light. Louis Comfort Tiffany produced very few of these vases, none with such a brilliant color as in the present example, and all are distinguished by an "X" in the signature to reflect their "experimental" nature.