Favrile Iridescent Blue Vase

Object Name: 
Favrile Iridescent Blue Vase

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Object Name: 
Favrile Iridescent Blue Vase
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 22.5 cm, D (max.): 10.1 cm
Not on Display
about 1911-1912
Credit Line: 
Gift of George D. MacBeth
Web Description: 
Tiffany used the term “Favrile” to describe his iridescent and other art glasses, and he patented the name in 1894. It comes from the archaic English word fabrile, meaning “handmade.” In this showcase, “Favrile” is used in the title when the object is inscribed “Favrile.”
Macbeth, George D., Source
Primary Description: 
Transparent blue, amber and translucent opal iridescent lead glasses; blown and pattern-molded. Inverted conical shape; circular flared applied upper rim swells abruptly to rounded shoulder; inverted eight-rib conical body swells at base; concave base; ground and polished base and pontil; pontil has rough area on one side; engraved on base: "4493G, L.C. Tiffany - Favrile".