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Tiffany Studios New York Golden "Gooseneck" Favrile Glass Sprinkler Vase


This graceful rose water sprinkler vase by Tiffany Studios New York is made of iridescent golden Favrile glass, with undertones of pink and blue, that anchors itself in a spherical bottom form before tapering delicately into a slight curve "Gooseneck," complete with a curvaceous undulation in the neck before the lipped opening. This unique example of a sprinkler vase also features a molded peacock feather decoration that circles the bulbous portion of the vase and continues along the mouth until fading in the neck. The "Gooseneck" design is considered one of Louis Comfort Tiffany's most original and delicate forms, inspired by the Persian rosewater sprinklers that he so admired.

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Item #: T-18900
Artist: Tiffany Studios New York
Country: United States
Circa: 1900
Dimensions: 14" height, 4" diameter
Materials: Favrile glass
Signed: Signed with etched "04155" mark and Tiffany Glass & Decorating Co. paper label
Literature: Similar sprinkler vase pictured in Tiffany Favrile Art Glass, by Moise S. Steeg, Jr., Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., 1997, p. 33

Louis Comfort Tiffany first became familiar with the rosewater sprinkler through his early mentorship with Edward C. Moore of Tiffany & Co.; Moore was a dedicated collector of a variety of cultural objects, and a significant influence on Tiffany's aesthetic—Moore's own 16th Century Persian rosewater sprinkler is on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Tiffany promoted his own rosewater sprinklers by using them as props for his infamous Egyptian fête.