Tiffany Favrile Glass
Rare Early Peacock Vase

Tiffany Favrile Glass <br> Rare Early Peacock Vase 1
Height: 5 ¼ inches
American, circa 1896

A rare Tiffany Studios Favrile glass vase, the body of the vase with allover decoration of peacock feathers, the eyes of the feathers articulated in rich blue glass surrounded by green adventurine, against a transparent striated background of green adventurine, deep red and amber, representing the plume, signed.

Louis Comfort Tiffany frequently utilized the vibrant plumage of the bird in his designs, from the mosaic-encrusted peacocks on the walls of the H.O. Havemeyer mansion in 1890-91 to the several large scale leaded glass windows, the famed Tiffany Lamp shades and smaller decorative objects such as enamels, bronze mirrors and favrile glass vases like the example seen here.

This particular vase, dating from 1896, is one of a series of vases representing Tiffany's earliest efforts to translate the peacock feather into blown glass. It is related to a Peacock favrile glass vase with the same coloring and adventurine decoration in the permanent collection of the Musée des Arts Decoratifs in Paris, France, which was sold to the museum by Siegfried Bing, Louis Comfort Tiffany's European representative, in 1897; the inscribed signatures indicate that the two vases are only ten numbers apart in sequence.
Tiffany Favrile Glass <br> Rare Early Peacock Vase 2
Height: 5 ¼ inches
American, circa 1896

A rare Tiffany Studios Favrile glass vase, the body of the vase with allover decoration of peacock feathers, the eyes of the feathers articulated in rich blue glass surrounded by green adventurine, against a transparent striated background of green adventurine, deep red and amber, representing the plume, signed.

Louis Comfort Tiffany frequently utilized the vibrant plumage of the bird in his designs, from the mosaic-encrusted peacocks on the walls of the H.O. Havemeyer mansion in 1890-91 to the several large scale leaded glass windows, the famed Tiffany Lamp shades and smaller decorative objects such as enamels, bronze mirrors and favrile glass vases like the example seen here.

This particular vase, dating from 1896, is one of a series of vases representing Tiffany's earliest efforts to translate the peacock feather into blown glass. It is related to a Peacock favrile glass vase with the same coloring and adventurine decoration in the permanent collection of the Musée des Arts Decoratifs in Paris, France, which was sold to the museum by Siegfried Bing, Louis Comfort Tiffany's European representative, in 1897; the inscribed signatures indicate that the two vases are only ten numbers apart in sequence.
Tiffany Favrile Glass <br> Rare Early Peacock Vase 3
Height: 5 ¼ inches
American, circa 1896

A rare Tiffany Studios Favrile glass vase, the body of the vase with allover decoration of peacock feathers, the eyes of the feathers articulated in rich blue glass surrounded by green adventurine, against a transparent striated background of green adventurine, deep red and amber, representing the plume, signed.

Louis Comfort Tiffany frequently utilized the vibrant plumage of the bird in his designs, from the mosaic-encrusted peacocks on the walls of the H.O. Havemeyer mansion in 1890-91 to the several large scale leaded glass windows, the famed Tiffany Lamp shades and smaller decorative objects such as enamels, bronze mirrors and favrile glass vases like the example seen here.

This particular vase, dating from 1896, is one of a series of vases representing Tiffany's earliest efforts to translate the peacock feather into blown glass. It is related to a Peacock favrile glass vase with the same coloring and adventurine decoration in the permanent collection of the Musée des Arts Decoratifs in Paris, France, which was sold to the museum by Siegfried Bing, Louis Comfort Tiffany's European representative, in 1897; the inscribed signatures indicate that the two vases are only ten numbers apart in sequence.




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