Gorgeous iridescent, pulled feather design vase by Louis Comfort Tiffany, for his Favrile line of vases. Excellent condition, no damage. Elegant fluted shape, with raised cylindrical stem joined to circular food, rolled base rim, rough pontil, signed “L.C. Tiffany Favrile”
11" H; Base is 3.25 Diameter, Top is 3" Diameter
From ArtflixDaily, July 2017:
“These lustrous vessels, known for their innovative forms and colors, are among the most exquisite examples of Art Nouveau-inspired decorative art created in this country.
Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848–1933) was among the leading figures in the late 19th-century American Arts and Crafts Movement. The scion of the great jewelry empire founded by his father, Charles Lewis Tiffany, he declined to enter the family business, opting instead to pursue a career as a painter and designer. Following early success in designing leaded glass windows, Tiffany built a glasshouse in Corona, Queens, New York. His studios ultimately became the best-known and most commercially successful glass producer in the United States.
Tiffany’s skill as an entrepreneur drove the firm’s success. But he also convened an immensely talented team of craftsmen and designers. Chief among them was the English glassmaker Arthur Nash, who ran the Tiffany foundry, and the experimental chemist Parker C. McIlhiney, who discovered the process for creating brilliant iridescent glass that distinguished Tiffany’s work from his contemporaries.
Tiffany coined the name “Favrile,” taking it from the Old English word fabrile, or hand-wrought. Tiffany’s glassmakers used a patented process that treated molten glass with metallic oxides, creating luminous hues within the glass. This ability to manipulate color in the structure of the glass itself, as opposed to applying it as surface decoration, was Tiffany’s greatest contribution to the art of glassmaking.”
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