Iridescent Glass Vase

Description

Opaque blue glass vase with two bands of purple and gold decoration wrapping around.

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Opaque blue glass vase with two bands of purple and gold decoration wrapping around. Purple iridescence to exterior. Etched on base: 'L.C.T.' 'K1080'.

Louis Comfort Tiffany was the son of the founder of Tiffany and Company. Rather than joining the family business, he decided to set up his own company to produce leaded-glass windows, mosaics, lighting, glass, pottery, metalwork, enamels, jewellery, and interiors.

In 1892, Tiffany built a glasshouse in Corona, Queens New York. Working with Englishman Arthur J. Nash, Tiffany developed a method of blending together different colours of glass in their molten state. Tiffany called this glassware Favrile, in reference to the old-English word febrile (meaning ‘hand-wrought’).

'Given the choice, my personal favourite has to be the spectacular vase formed in opaque blue glass with a swollen base, applied all over with controlled feathered bands in the most beautiful lustrous shades of purple and gold.

This is my idea of a treasure…' Eric Knowles, antiquarian and expert from the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow

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Dated

From 1896 (between) to 1900 (between)

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Materials

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Production place

» New York

Dimensions

21.5x20.5cm

Object number

1967.29

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