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".
Tiffany's Glass Mosaics
Corning Museum of Glass 2017-05-20 through 2018-01-08
When you hear the words “Tiffany” and “glass,” you may immediately think of leaded glass windows or luminous lamps, but artist Louis C. Tiffany expressed his passion for color and glass most innovatively in the technique of mosaic. From monumental architectural installations to inkwells for desktops, Tiffany’s Glass Mosaics will be the first museum exhibition focused exclusively on this aspect of Tiffany’s extraordinary artistic career. The exhibition will feature a selection of objects from museums, libraries, and private collections, including fireplace surrounds, decorative panels, desk accessories, design drawings, sample panels, lamps, trade literature, and a special look at Tiffany’s innovative materials including an array of sheet glass, glass “jewels,” and glass fragments drawn from the archive of The Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass. Treasured by local communities, many of Tiffany’s architectural glass mosaics survive today, tucked away in churches, libraries, universities and other public buildings. This exhibition at The Corning Museum of Glass will use new digital displays to bring these artworks to audiences in Corning. By examining the inventive materials and process—from design inspiration to fabrication—we hope that visitors will appreciate the creativity of Tiffany’s talented artists and artisans as never before. This exhibition is jointly organized by The Corning Museum of Glass and The Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass.