LCT TIFFANY, GREEN + GOLD FAVRILE ART GLASS PLATE, RARE - For Sale
LCT TIFFANY, GREEN + GOLD FAVRILE ART GLASS PLATE, RARE
For Auction I have a very nice Art Glass Plate made by Tiffany Studios, New York. This is one of the Rarest Tiffany Plates I have ever purchased. The Plate measures 1/2" Tall and is 7" in diameter. This would be considered a Luncheon Plate.
This Plate displays a beautiful Gold Favrile Border with Green Favrile Band that is about 5/16" thick. This band is further accented with Gold Favrile inner Border. This decoration is on a base glass that is a white or calcite in color. On the interior of the plate it looks more Yellow because of the Gold Favrile fuming. The white picked it up and gives this more of a Custard Color. The underside shows the calcite white.
The Plate is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no cracks, nicks, chips or dings. It has a very large counter sunk polished Pontil. The sign of a quality piece of Art Glass. The Plate is properly signed with Tiffany's Etched counter clockwise signature mark. Its is written in script "X299 L.C. Tiffany-Favrile". Tiffany marked most of his Favrile pieces with either a Prefix or Suffix Letter and a number. This helped in determining the year of manufacture. The only time Tiffany used the letter "X" was for "Experimental" pieces such as this one. I can only guess by the low number following the "X" that this is a very early piece.