Tiffany Studios New York Favrile Glass Vase
This Tiffany Studios New York blue Favrile glass vase is a stylized Art Nouveau version of the Chinese huluping or double-gourd vase. The vase is decorated with fluting and swirled pigtail prunts that recall the lapping of ocean waves, grating from ultramarine to green to cyan. The ruffled rim is decorated with gold iridescence.
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Item #: T-20518
Artist: Tiffany Studios New York
Country: United States
Dimensions: 6.5'' height, 3.5'' diameter
Materials: Favrile Glass
Signed: ''L.C.Tiffany Favrile 1062 and stamped with the original paper label''
Literature: Kovel, Ralph M., and Terry H. Kovel. 2004. Kovels' antiques & collectibles price list: for the 2004 market illustrated. p. 794
Favrile is the trade name Tiffany gave to his blown art glass. The name derives from the Latin word fabrilis, meaning “made by hand.” The technique was developed at Tiffany Furnaces in the mid-1890s using filaments from batches of differently colored glass and working the material while the glass was still molten. Ornamentation was added before the piece had its final shape, so that the decoration became fully integrated into the vessel. The technique was used in both decorative vases and functional pieces such as tableware (bowls, goblets, carafes) and lamp shades. Tiffany intended the favrile designation as a guarantee to current customers and future collectors of the fine quality of these objects.