Favrile Vase with Peacock Feather Plique à jour Mount

Object Name: 
Favrile Vase with Peacock Feather Plique à jour Mount

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Object Name: 
Favrile Vase with Peacock Feather Plique à jour Mount
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 14.5 cm, W: 7.9 cm, Diam (max): 7.5 cm
On Display
about 1897-1899
Web Description: 
Edouard Colonna produced several mounts for Tiffany vases, but this is the only mount known to survive. It features a type of enameling in the leaf-shaped peacock feathers known as Plique à jour (against the light). Normally, glass enamel is assembled on a metal ground. In Plique à jour, there is no metal ground, so the light shines through the enamel like a miniature stained-glass window.
Lesieutre, Alain, Former Collection
Macklowe Gallery, Former Collection
Pollard, Richard, Former Collection
Sotheby's, Source
L.C.T. F2264
Engraved. On underside of vase.
Primary Description: 
Favrile Vase with Peacock Feather Plique à jour Mount. Translucent reddish glass, silver-gilt mount, Plique à jour enamel, rubies; blown, iridized. Small vase with bulbous lower body and long, thin, cylindrical neck. The body is decorated overall with golden iridescence in peacock trailings. A silver gilt mount encircles the long neck with ear-shaped plique-a-jour enamel decoration at the top and six rubies inset in various locations on the mount.
Louis C. Tiffany, Master of Modern Art Glass
Musee du Luxembourg 2009-09-16 through 2010-01-17
Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal 2010-02-11 through 2010-05-02
Museum of Fine Arts, Virginia 2010-06-05 through 2010-08-15
Exhibition of L’Art Nouveau
Grafton Galleries
Siegfried Bing, Paris, Grafton Galleries, London
Reassembled Tiffany (2009-10-30) illustrated, p. C24;
Corning Museum of Glass (2009-01) illustrated, p. 8; BIB# 109342
Louis Comfort Tiffany: Couleurs et lumiere au musee du Luxembourg (2009) illustrated, p. 9, left;
Tiffany Glass: A Passion for Colour (2009) illustrated, pp.144-145; BIB# 112877
Artistic Luxury: Faberge, Tiffany, Lalique (2008) illustrated, p. 287; BIB# 106921
The Gather (2007) illustrated, p. 11; BIB# AI75852
Journal of Glass Studies, 49 (2007) illustrated, Cover, frontispiece;
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 2006 (2007) illustrated, Cover; pp. [1], 11; BIB# AI92696
The Paris Salons 1895-1914 (1994) p. 447; BIB# 26747
Tiffany at Auction (1981) p. 41, pl. 113; BIB# 21975
Art Nouveau & Art Deco. (Christie's) (1979-05-24) illustrated, p. 41, #113; BIB# 6650
Exhibition of l’Art Nouveau (1899) illustrated, pl. 5; BIB# 30567