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Tiffany Studios New York "Tell el-Amarna" Favrile Glass Pedestal Vase


This Tiffany Studios New York Favrile glass pedestal vase features an ever-so-slightly iridescent sepia body topped with truly iridescent gold shoulders, decorated by a sage-green and beige Egyptian-inspired "Tell el Amarna" motif. This refined yet alluring vase is a beautiful example of Louis Comfort Tiffany's great regard, great love, and great curiosity about ancient Egyptian life and art.


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Item #: T-16313
Artist: Tiffany Studios New York
Circa: 1900
Dimensions: 8.25" height, 4" diameter 
Materials: Favrile glass
Signed: "L.C.Tiffany Favrile #2711M"
Literature: Similar vase pictured in Louis Comfort Tiffany at Tiffany & Co., by John Loring, New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 2002, p. 160

"Tell el Amarna" is the name of the excavation site for the ancient Egyptian city of Akhetaton. Excavation of the site began in the 1890s, and by the turn of the 20th century, the art and artifacts discovered there had been widely disseminated. Louis Comfort Tiffany, a great lover of ancient Egypt, would no doubt have taken great notice of this discovery at the time.