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Tiffany Studios New York Favrile Glass "Agate" Vase


This "Agate" Favrile glass vase by Tiffany Studios New York is rendered in earthen tones with a stark emphasis on verticality in the design. With dark, rounded lines running upward along the vase in a refined motif, the vertical emphasis is exaggerated by shallow ribs mirroring the pensive dance of the darker, thicker lines. Delicate details counteract these strictly vertical elements; just as the ribbing runs upward along the surface of the vase, undulating striations run in wavy parallels to one another around the circumference of the piece.

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Item #: T-17670
Artist: Tiffany Studios New York
Country: United States
Circa: 1893
Dimensions: 4.75'' diameter, 8'' height
Materials: Favrile glass
Signed: "o6087 L.C.T." with original TGDCO paper label
Literature: Similar vase pictured in Timeless Beauty: The Art of Louis Comfort Tiffany, Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing, 2016, p. 179; similar vase also pictured in The Tiffany Collection of the Chrysler Museum at Norfolk, by Paul E. Doros, Richmond, VA: W. M. Brown & son, Inc., 1978, p. 76, fig. 31

Louis Comfort Tiffany's love of nature extended to the pebbles and small stones that washed up on the shores of Long Island and New England, inspiring him a create a glass that imitated cut agate. Illustrated by this vase, the intent was to suggest the striations found in veined stones, which were usually very opaque.