The Estate Road Show is proud to Showcase our next item in the exclusive hand blown Iridescent Favrile glass from L.C. Tiffany. This tall 11 inch, antique Museum quality Floriform optic paneled & domed footed vase, features slightly spiraled vertical ribs and a tulip bulb form with a gently ruffled & everted rim. The Iridescent salts of this Floriform are spectacular, and our base is properly signed L C Tiffany Favrile, in form #5800 with an H suffix, denoting a 1913 production. Examples of this type are considered Extremely Desirable, as are any of the 10 inch + Tiffany forms. Examples of comparable examples be found in both Steeg, and in the Robert Koch collection. This is the finest overall Iridescent finished Tiffany Favrile that we have seen in a long time, and is a masterpiece that will be a crown jewel in any collection. Research consulted: Tiffany Favrile Art Glass / by Moise S Steeg Jr; Louis Comfort Tiffany at Tiffany & Co. / by John Loring; Louis C. Tiffany: The Collected Works of Robert Koch; Recent classic catalogs from Treadway - Toomey Galleries, Sothebys and Christies signature art glass sales. The master of American art glass was born in New York City February 18, 1848, the son of Charles Lewis Tiffany who founded the prestigious New York silver and jewelry firm Tiffany & Co. His fathers company founded in 1837 catered to the wealthy elite, presidents and royalty such as Queen Victoria of England. Louis was a teenager during The Civil War, and in 1866 at the age of 18 he began to study art under American landscape artist George Inness. In his 20â¿¿s he traveled widely in Europe and visited Spain, North Africa and the Middle East. There he developed an interest in Islamic architecture and ornament, Romanesque and Moorish art, and Japanese ceramics. Growing up in such a wealthy family had enabled Tiffany to travel in Europe four times between 1865 and 1872. On his return to the United States in 1872, at the age of 24 Tiffany began his first studies in glass and mosaics. Later his experiments with iridescent glass were conducted by exposing hot glass to a series of fumes and metallic oxides. Over the years Tiffany Studios would produce many stained glass windows, lamps and glass vessels using his famous Iridescent glass.Tiffany was inspired by Thomas Edisons new invention the incandescent filament light bulb. He was among the first to create a revolution in home illumination using his colored glass to produce beautiful commercial electric lamps. Effort was made for Tiffanys artistic products to reach all economic levels sometimes at the sacrifice of company profit. He introduced his style and left his mark in the U.S. by redecorating a number of private homes and public spaces. Mark Twain, Cornelius Vanderbilt and, the presidential White House are listed among Tiffanys clients. Most Tiffany lamps were made between 1895 and 1920. Tiffany is best known his Art Nouveau style of free flowing almost sensuous natural forms and designs. Many recognize his glass vases, windows and lamps but he was also involved in interior design, furniture, rugs, ceramics, jewelry, bronze items, painting and photography. Louis Comfort Tiffany was a visionary of Art Nouveau design. His items are prized and treasured both here in America and all over the world. Louis Comfort Tiffany was as skillful a businessman as he was an artist. Prior to being named the first Design Director of his fatherâ¿¿s Tiffany & Co. in 1902, he managed a number of interior design firms and decorative art companies. His career spanned over 50 years including tenure with L.C. Tiffany & Associated Artists, the Tiffany Glass Company, Tiffany Studios, Tiffany Furnaces and the L.C. Tiffany Furnaces. He passed in New York on January 17, 1933 at the age of 85.
Retail Value Estimate: $1600-$1800
Condition: EXC condition, no issues noted Weight: 14oz
Measurements (LxWxH): 3.5 inches x 4 inches x 11.375 inches
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