This rare Tiffany Paperweight Vase comes from a small but treasured series of Favrile Glass vases depicting the nasturtium flower against a vibrant blue background. This example, unusually large in scale for this particular group of vases, is also notable for its traditional baluster form, which is a departure from the more organic forms typically associated with Tiffany Glass.
A thick layer of clear glass encases an all-over decorative motif of vibrant red-orange nasturtium flowers and their signature round variegated green leaves, which swirl above the rich blue background. The interior of this vase was fumed - an iridescent layer was applied to the interior, which provides a glowing effect.
This rare and exceptional example of Tiffany Favrile Glass is inscribed on the underside.
Height: 8 ¾ inches (22.2 cm)
Related example illustrated:
Martin Eidelberg, Tiffany Favrile Glass and the Quest of Beauty. Pg. 65, obj. 77.