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Tiffany Studios New York Favrile "Cypriote" Glass Vase


This Tiffany Studios New York iridescent Favrile “Cypriote” glass vase, by Louis Comfort Tiffany, has an ochre, rough-textured ground that is largely covered in an organically-swirling gold iridescent glass. Designed to mimic the appearance of molten lava the iridescence on this glass is of such quality as to appear to, like lava, radiate heat.

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Item #: T-19893
Artist: Tiffany Studios New York
Circa: 1900
Dimensions: 5.5" height, 3.5" diameter
Materials: Favrile glass, “Cypriote” glass
Signed: "L.C.Tiffany 8800''

“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.