This exceptional example of Tiffany Favrile Glass is an iconic form which has long been called “Jack in the Pulpit,” referring to a sculptural flower commonly found in the woodlands of North America. However, surviving period photographs from Tiffany Studios in addition to notations and drawings found in the notebooks of Tiffany’s glass chemists Arthur and Leslie Nash, held by the Rakow Research Library at the Corning Museum of Glass, indicate that this particular flower form was called the “Pansy” Vase.
This example features a domed foot which rises to support a hollow cylindrical stem which is slightly more transparent than the rest of the vase. The stem flares out into a wide, flat circular flower face, the edges forming a sculptural wave with ruffled outer edges which are accented by Tiffany’s trademark shimmering iridescence.
This piece of original Tiffany glass features an inscribed signature and date code on the underside which correspond to the dates indicated in the Nash notebooks.
Height: 19 ½ inches (49.5 cm)
Diameter: 10 ½ inches (26.7 cm)