Favrile Flower-form Vase

Object Name: 
Favrile Flower-form Vase

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Object Name: 
Favrile Flower-form Vase
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 47.6 cm
On Display
about 1911-1912
Web Description: 
The “Jack-in-the-Pulpit,” or “Pansy,” is the most famous of Tiffany’s forms. This vase was given its iridescent sheen by adding metallic salts to the glass batch, subjecting the molten object to a reducing (decreased oxygen) flame, and spraying it with additional metallic salts. Tiffany’s process for making iridescent glass, inspired by the colors of weathered ancient Roman glass, was patented in 1893.
Koch, Robert, Source
9557 G L. C. Tiffany – Favrile
Engraved base
Primary Description: 
Vase; Iridescent blue glass; blown and manipulated.
Masterpieces of American Glass
Museum of Applied Arts 1990-07-27 through 1990-09-02
State Hermitage Museum 1990-09-15 through 1990-10-21
Museum of the State Institute of Glass 1990-11-02 through 1991-01-04
Glassmaking: America's First Industry
Strong Museum 1990-04-17 through 1990-04-29
The illustrated encyclopedia of glass (2011) illustrated, pp. 88, 256; BIB# 128671
Looking at Glass: A Guide to Terms, Styles and Techniques (2005) illustrated, p. 47, back cover; BIB# 99164
El Vidrio Tecnicas de Trabajo de Horno (2003) illustrated, p. 19; BIB# 83109
Show to open window on universe of art glass (2002-11-22) illustrated, p. 20;
Glass A to Z (2002) illustrated, p. 561; BIB# 73416
The Art of Tiffany (2002) illustrated, p. 105; BIB# 82637
The Encyclopedia of Glass (2001) illustrated, p. 80, p. 211; BIB# 69319
Art Nouveau (1999) illustrated, p. 23; BIB# 65135
American Glass [postage stamps] (1998) illustrated BIB# 61141
Glass Art (1996) illustrated, p. 17; BIB# 36413
Chihuly Persians (1996) p. 15; BIB# 36556
Glass Act (1993-09) p. 244;
Glass Capturing the Dance of Light (1993) illustrated, p. 68;
Hikari no shouchu: sekai no garasu = The glass (1992) p. 165, #276; BIB# 58995
Masterpieces of American Glass (1990) illustrated, pp. 54, 94, pl. 85; BIB# 33046
The Art of Louis Comfort Tiffany (1989) illustrated, p. 105; BIB# 33452
Art Nouveau (1989) illustrated, p. 141; BIB# 24593
Glassmaking: America's First Industry (1976) illustrated, p. 28, fig. 28; BIB# 28025
Tiffany piece la Lumiere (1966) p. 86;
Recent Important Acquisitions, 5 (1963) pp. 152-153, #58; BIB# AI87079