The body of this unusual low Favrile Pottery bowl by Tiffany Studios is formed by whirling waves of water. A series of fish in high relief stand out amidst the swirl, with the irregular rim of the bowl formed by the cresting waves, in an allover irregular speckled yellow glaze with occasional drips of a darker variegated glaze.
A similar example of this form in Tiffany's "bronze pottery" (accession no. 55-009) is in the permanent collection of the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art in Winter Park, Florida. The museum also holds an example in glazed white (accession no. 74-027) which bears the signature of Edith Lautrup, one of the few Tiffany Girls to whom specific designs can be attributed; she was the head of the pottery department at Tiffany Studios in its early years.
Height: 4 1/2 inches (11 cm)
Martin Eidelberg, Tiffany Favrile Pottery and the Quest of Beauty, fig. 18, p. 19.