Please complete the form to email this item.

Vase - Favrile
  • Favrile
    Tiffany, Louis Comfort, born 1848 - died 1933
  • Enlarge image

Favrile

  • Object:

    Vase

  • Place of origin:

    Long Island (New York) (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1895 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Tiffany, Louis Comfort, born 1848 - died 1933 (designer)
    Stourbridge Glass Co., Corona Glassworks (probably, manufacturer)
    Tiffany Glass & Decorating Co. (probably, retailer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Glass, with applied and marvered colours, combed

  • Museum number:

    C.58-1972

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

  • Download image

'Favrile' was Tiffany & Co's art-glass range. Its name probably comes from 'fabrile', the 'old English' word for 'handmade', indicating that the range was made by skilled glass workers. The historic technique used for this piece involved incorporating coloured canes into the body of the glass and working the glass while it is still hot and malleable.
Louis Comfort Tiffany persuaded Arthur J. Nash, a talented English glass blower from Stourbridge, West Midlands, to join him in America to work on experimental projects. In 1893 the two men went into business and established the Stourbridge Glass Co at the Corona glassworks, Long Island, New York. At first the factory made mostly stained glass, but a glass-blowing shop was soon included.

Physical description

It is thought that "Favrile"glass was so-named after the word "fabrile", "old English"for "handmade" indicating that the range was made by skilled craftsmen. The lustre effect was achieved by treating the glass with metallic oxides and exposing it to acid fumes. It was originally intended to re-create the iridescent effects seen on ancient Roman glass. Inscribed "02508"

Place of Origin

Long Island (New York) (made)

Date

ca. 1895 (made)

Artist/maker

Tiffany, Louis Comfort, born 1848 - died 1933 (designer)
Stourbridge Glass Co., Corona Glassworks (probably, manufacturer)
Tiffany Glass & Decorating Co. (probably, retailer)

Materials and Techniques

Glass, with applied and marvered colours, combed

Marks and inscriptions

'02508'

Dimensions

Height: 31.0 cm

Descriptive line

Vase, America, New York (Long Island), designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany, for Tiffany Glass & Decorating Co., Stourbridge Glass Co. Corona glassworks, 1893-1900, C.58-1972

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Potter, Norman & Douglas Jackson: Tiffany...see509-1896
Greenhalgh, Paul Ed., Art Nouveau : 1890 - 1914. London: V&A Publications, 2000. 464 p., 13.10pl, ill. ISBN 1851772774

Exhibition History

Art Nouveau - 1890-1914 (Metropolitan Museum, Japan 21/04/2001-08/07/2001)
Art Nouveau - 1890-1914 (Victoria and Albert Museum 06/04/2000-30/07/2000)

Labels and date

It is thought that 'Favrile' glass, Tiffany's art-glass range, was so-named after the word 'fabrile', 'old English' for 'handmade', indicating that the range was made by skilled craftsmen. The techniques employed in this vase are historic ones of incorporating coloured canes into the body of the glass and working while still hot and malleable. Tiffany persuaded Arthur J Nash, a talented glassblower from Stourbridge, England, to join him in America to work on experimental projects. In 1893 the two men went into business establishing the Stourbridge Glass Co. at the Corona glassworks, Long Island, New York. At first much of the glassworks was devoted to the production of stained glass, but a glass-blowing shop was soon included.

Materials

Glass

Categories

Glass; Vases

Collection code

CER

Download image
Qr_O5332
Ajax-loader