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Tiffany Studios New York "Morning Glory" Paperweight Favrile Glass Vase

$65,000

This Favrile glass "Morning Glory" vase by Tiffany Studios New York is a stunning example of paperweight glass, perfected by Louis Comfort Tiffany. This vase in particular displays purple and white cream blooming morning glories with artistic veined green leaves and stems against an iridescent, translucent light-green-hued ground. The incredibly-detailed representation of these morning glory flowers, and the inclusion of their star-like inner coloration and markings, makes this vase highly desirable to collectors.

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Artist: Tiffany Studios New York 
Circa: 1900
Dimensions: 9" height, 5.25" diameter
Materials: Favrile glass
Signed: "1616L," "L.C. Tiffany - Favrile"
Literature: Vase with similar decoration pictured in Louis C. Tiffany: Artist for the Ages, by Marilynn A. Johnson, London: Scala Publishers, Ltd., 2005, p. 150, ca. not. 56; Vase with similar decoration also pictured in The Art Glass of Louis Comfort Tiffany, by Paul E. Doros, New York: The Vendome Press, 2013, p. 140, fig. 89; Vase with similar decoration also pictured in Louis Comfort Tiffany at Tiffany & Co., by John Loring, New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 2002, p. 163

The difficulty of creating naturalistic imagery in hot glass should not be underestimated; it is highly considered to be one of Louis Comfort Tiffany's greatest innovations throughout his long and storied career. The added layer of clear glass in Tiffany's paperweight glass vases produce a three-dimensional effect for the layers beneath, as though the depicted plants existed in a lower level, under the surface.
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