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


This Tiffany Studios New York "Tell el-Amarna" Favrile glass vase, with an iridescent blue body and a brilliant cobalt blue foot and rim, features an Egyptian-inspired grey and white "Tell el-Amarna" motif. The incredible hue of this attractive vase was inspired by the blue glazed pottery found at the "Tell el-Amarna" archeological site in Egypt, which unearthed the forgotten, ancient Egyptian city of Akhetaton in 1887.

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Artist: Tiffany Studios New York
Circa: 1910
Dimensions: 6.75" height, 4.5" diameter 
Materials: Favrile glass
Signed: "L.C.Tiffany-Favrile 1886E"
Literature: Similarly decorated vases are pictured in The Art of Louis Comfort Tiffany, by Tessa Paul, New York: Exeter Books, 1987, p. 75

Though many exceptional pieces of Tiffany Studios New York glass bearing the same "Egyptian" motif around the neck have been dubbed "Tell el-Amarna," this was actually a moniker intended only for these fabulously cobalt blue pieces. The double zig-zag motif decorating the rim of other glass works in the assortment was actually called "Byzantine" by Louis Comfort Tiffany in his time, however, they have often been grouped with the "Tell el-Amarna" pieces in various contemporary collections, leading to them now being widely known as such.