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Tiffany Studios New York Ruffled Rim Flower Form Glass Vase

This flower form Favrile glass vase, by Louis Comfort Tiffany for Tiffany Studios New York, is shaped like a budding flower with an elongated, subtly-undulating, and ultra-delicate stem. The entire composition shimmers in iridescent glass of the warmest hues of ochre, umber and marigold, particularly around the base of the bloom, where an emerald green offsets the golden coloration. The vase gradates from opaque to transparent from top to bottom with gold iridescence sprayed on the interior. As light refracts, the vase appears to glow from within. Employing the pulled feather technique, the vase intricately portrays the sepals of a flower. A bright kelly green tinges the stem and striated base of the delicate form, while bright white draws the eye toward the ruffled rim.

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Item #: YT-21434
Artist: Tiffany Studios New York
Country: United States
Dimensions: 18" height, 5" diameter.
Materials: Favrile glass
Signed: L.C.T. W6422 with original Tiffany Labela
Literature: Similar vase pictured in Doros Paul E. 2013. The Art Glass of Louis Comfort Tiffany. New York: Vendome Press. p. 75

Favrile glass vases in the shapes of stylized flowers were among the earliest creations of Louis Comfort Tiffany for the Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company, forerunner of Tiffany Studios New York. Initial examples of this technique date from approximately 1894, although later Tiffany pieces show greater refinement. Flower forms in his total oeuvre have a great deal of variety in stem length and rim shape.