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Tiffany Studios New York Favrile Decorated Glass Vase


This early Tiffany Studios New York petite Favrile glass vase, with its charming, undulating rim, fantastically features iridescent decorative swirls in pinks and blues that resemble the shimmering feathers of a mythical bird, all on a translucent pale brown background.

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Item #: T-14216
Artist: Tiffany Studios New York
Country: United States
Circa: 1894
Dimensions: 4.25" height, 5" diameter 
Materials: Favrile glass
Signed: With original “Tiffany” paper label
Literature: Vase with similar decoration pictured in Louis C. Tiffany: Artist for the Ages, by Marilynn A. Johnson, London: Scala Publishers, Ltd., 2005, p. 228, cat. 130
Exhibition History: Similarly decorated glass vase is housed in the permanent collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, England

Louis Comfort Tiffany worked to develop Favrile glass after being strongly influenced by his 1865 trip to Europe; while in London, he visited the South Kensington Museum, where an extensive collection of Roman and Syrian glass made a deep impact on him and inspired him to improve on the quality of contemporary glass, including iridescent glass such as that found in this decorated vase.