Favrile Paperweight Vase

Object Name: 
Favrile Paperweight Vase

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Object Name: 
Favrile Paperweight Vase
Accession Number: 
51.4.532
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 19.9 cm, Diam (max): 13.5 cm; Neck Diam: 9 cm; Rim Diam: 8.8 cm; Base Diam: 7.75 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
about 1900-1903
Web Description: 
This vase is marked “Favrile Alaska Yukon Ex.” It was exhibited at the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, the 1909 world’s fair held in Seattle, Washington. Tiffany used the term “Favrile” to describe his iridescent and other art glasses, and he patented the name in 1894.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Stillwaggon, William A., Source
1951-01-30
Material: 
Inscription: 
L.C. Tiffany - Y-5414-Favrile Alaska Yukon Ex
inscription
base
Primary Description: 
Favrile glass; amber body with iridescent finish on inside; free-blown; tapering bulbous body terminating in short neck; decorated with leafy vine in brown grey and white predominating with red stalks; fire polished rim; polished base and pontil. Piece signed by designer with markings on bottom "L.C. Tiffany - Y-5414-Favrile Alaska Yukon Ex.".
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Venue(s)
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art 2012-04-14 through 2012-08-19
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New Orleans Museum of Art 2013-04-14 through 2013-08-04
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Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1954-06-21 through 1954-09-15