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Tiffany Favrile Glass
Early Iridescent Vase

Tiffany Favrile Glass Early Iridescent Vase 1
Tiffany Favrile Glass Early Iridescent Vase 1
Height: 13 inches
Diameter: 9 inches
American, circa 1897-99

This early example of Tiffany’s monumental blown Favrile Glass dates to the late 1890s, just after Louis Comfort Tiffany opened his private glass furnace in Corona, Queens in 1893 where he experimented with producing new finishes and decorative techniques in blown and flat glass.

It was during these first few crucial years that Tiffany’s chemists developed the formula for the iridescence for which Tiffany glass became world renowned. This vase, dating from that early period, shows off that innovative surface at its best. The entirety of the double-gourd shaped body, which features slight vertical ribs on the lower half, exhibits a rich rainbow iridescence which is accented by an all-over motif of swirling leaves and vines.
Tiffany Favrile Glass Early Iridescent Vase 2
Tiffany Favrile Glass Early Iridescent Vase 2
Height: 13 inches
Diameter: 9 inches
American, circa 1897-99

This early example of Tiffany’s monumental blown Favrile Glass dates to the late 1890s, just after Louis Comfort Tiffany opened his private glass furnace in Corona, Queens in 1893 where he experimented with producing new finishes and decorative techniques in blown and flat glass.

It was during these first few crucial years that Tiffany’s chemists developed the formula for the iridescence for which Tiffany glass became world renowned. This vase, dating from that early period, shows off that innovative surface at its best. The entirety of the double-gourd shaped body, which features slight vertical ribs on the lower half, exhibits a rich rainbow iridescence which is accented by an all-over motif of swirling leaves and vines.




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