Tiffany Studios New York Favrile Glass "Zipper" Vase
This exquisite Tiffany Studios "Zipper" vase is an early example from 1894, the first year Favrile glass was displayed to the public, and the Tiffany Studios glasshouse became independent. To create the vase, Tiffany interlaced a net of white opalescent glass with silver iridescence, dots of gold transparent glass with blue iridescence on a gold ovoid glass body. The interior is sprayed with red and purple iridescence, making it appear as if it is glowing from within.
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Item #: T-20415
Artist: Tiffany Studios New York
Country: United States
Dimensions: 7.5" height
Materials: Favrile Glass
Signed: ''L.C.T.”, with an original Tiffany paper label., engraved A167, painted J351
Literature: A similar vase is pictured in Paul E. Doros. 2013. The art glass of Louis Comfort Tiffany. New York: Vendome Press., p. 62, Fig. 11
Tiffany used the millefiori technique to create his gold dotted pattern. Millefiori can be traced to Ancient Roman, Phoenician and Alexandrian times, but it was popularized by the Murano glassmakers of Venice.