Tiffany used opalescent glass in a variety of colours and textures to create a unique style of stained glass. It's in impeccably fine condition with no damage to the glass and with a rich original patina to the metal. In 1893 Tiffany built a new factory called the Tiffany Glass Furnaces, which was located in Corona, Queens, New York. The iridescent look was achieved by spraying metallic salts on hot glass, and they were absorbed to form a lustrous finish. The face of the jack has bright gold favrile iridescence giving way to opalescence at the rim.
The condition is mint, with an original very minor flaw on the underside rim visible in the third photo. The technique was used in both decorative vases and functional pieces such as tableware bowls, goblets, carafes and lamp shades. Signed plus a paper label plus the museum numbers. Johnson, London: Scala Publishers, Ltd. Call 212 644-6400 A Tiffany Studios New York Favrile glass vase with iridescent pulled decoration in the style of a Hopi vase. Doros, New York: The Vendome Press, 2013, p.
This vase was from an estate with very large Loetz light green crete rusticana vase also for sale. Initial examples of this technique date from approximately 1894, although later pieces show greater refinement. Tiffany-Favrile, which dates it to approximately 1910. The translucent textured vase is decorated with opaque gold and white spots and iridescent gold. This example has exceptional color and iridescence with careful workmanship. Generally hemispherical in shape, Tiffany lamp shades were made from tiny fragments of glass held together by lead. The vertical theme is further emphasized by several ribs in the body of the vase, Louis Comfort Tiffany's love of nature extended to the pebbles and small stones that washed up on the shores of Long Island and New England.
His work included iridescent glass, Art Nouveau styles of design, and original contemporary styles. Tiffany intended the favrile designation as a guarantee to current customers and future collectors of the fine quality of these objects. Dale Tiffany Mycroft Art Glass Vase Image info : Resolution:2611x1959 Size:192kB 19. Tiffany vases can be dated according to a chart in the Robert Koch book, Louis C. Blue is by far the rarer and more desirable variation. Tiffany produced Jack-in-the-Pulpit vases to impress and this one fits the bill.
This special Tiffany Favrile example is fully decorated with dark and light blue King Tut decoration, sometimes called Damascene. Mint condition, with no grinding or restoration. History of The Tiffany Studios Tiffany has long been associated with exquisitely beautiful and exquisitely crafted objects and Tiffany pieces produced at the turn of the last century can be very expensive. Favrile is the trade name Tiffany gave to his blown art glass. Natural designs that featured irregular shaped borders required the highest level of skill to produce and are highly collectable and extremely valuable today. This can be contrasted with the method of painting in glass paint or enamels on colourless glass that had been the dominant method of creating stained glass for several hundred years in Europe.
The workmanship in the flowers is outstanding, as well as the colors and iridescence. It's the most outstanding example of a Tiffany Favrile black vase I've ever had the pleasure of owning. The color and iridescence are superb with strong blue on the exterior and purple on the interior. I collect Tiffany and Loetz and usually know my glass. This one has all the qualities to look for in a desirable example.
This lovely item has vibrant gold iridescence. The vase has an iridescent background graduating from opalescent through yellow and pink to orange, with dark red swirls. The earliest vases from 1892-3 had numbers and no letters. Mint condition, except for a tiny open bubble in the making, only mentioned for accuracy. The complex Loading Tiffany Glass Vase.
The Art Nouveau style influenced the shape and design of his pieces, but in he maintained the principles of the Arts and Crafts movement and objects were skillfully hand-finished to the highest standard. Favrile glass vases in the shapes of stylized flowers were among the earliest creations of the Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company, forerunner of Tiffany Studios. Here the flower is waiting to blossom. Mint condition except for a tiny nick on the underside of the bulbous portion only mentioned for accuracy. However, Tiffany did not limit himself to the production of glass; he excelled in designing silver, jewellery and bronze objects.
Consider studying Tiffany Favrile Art Glass Schiffer Books , or another title offering many Tiffany examples to learn what to look for in authentic pieces in terms of styles and colors. The iridescent face shows strong flashes of pink, blue and green. Click on any of the top titles to sort. This is an important little beauty that I bought from a private home. Some sources say this fancy term is derived from the Old English word for hand wrought: febrile.