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Tiffany Studios New York "Tell el-Amarna" Favrile Glass Vase


In hues of burnt ochre, deep marigold and earthen green, this remarkable Tiffany Studios New York glass vase evokes the desert landscape that inspired it. The piece has a translucent, wide-shouldered body with an opaque, rounded neck, featuring a dark yellow and solid green Egyptian "Tell El-Amarna" design.


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Item #: T-16551
Artist: Tiffany Studios New York
Circa: 1921
Dimensions: 7" height, 3.5" diameter
Materials: Favrile glass
Signed: "L.C.TIFFANY-FAVRILE" and "3814P"
Literature: Vase with similar decoration pictured in Tiffany at Auction, by Alastair Duncan, New York: Rizzoli, 1981, p. 17, cat. no. 18

Tell el-Amarna is the site of the ruins and tombs of the city of Akhetaton in Upper Egypt, excavated to much public fanfare in 1887. The discoveries that were uncovered there delighted Louis Comfort Tiffany, who traveled to Egypt and other parts of North Africa in his youth, and subsequently fell in love with the ancient culture of the region.