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Tiffany Studios New York "Cypriote" Vase

This Tiffany Studios New York amber Favrile glass vase is an Art Nouveau interpretation of the Chinese Tianqiuping, ‘Globular’ Vase. Asymmetrical in form, the vase embodies the principles of wabi-sabi, beauty from imperfection. Its pockmarked surface gleams with iridescence, mimicking the appearance of archaeological Roman Glass and the fire of an Opal.

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Item #: T-21502
Artist: Tiffany Studios New York
Country: United States
Circa: 1920
Dimensions: 3.0125" height, 3" diameter.
Materials: Favrile Glass
Signed: L.C. Tiffany, Favrile, 6277N
Literature: Similar Vase pictured in: "Doros, Paul E. 2013. The Art Glass of Louis Comfort Tiffany. New York: The Vendome Press. p. 113, Fig. 61)

Cypriote is a textured glass achieved at Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company by rolling glass over a marble or iron surface covered with pulverized bits of the same glass. Its iridescence and bubbles resembled the decomposed surface of Roman glass discovered during archeological explorations on the island of Cyprus, hence its name. Lava glass evolved from Cypriote glass by using thicker, brighter glass and dripping golden glass irregularly over the surface.