For sale I have a very Lovely piece of Art Glass made by Tiffany Studios, New York. The item is a "Gold Bud" Vase. It is done in Tiffany's highly sought after Gold Favrile Iridescent Glass. The Flower Bud Vase is a nice size as it stands 10" tall and has a diameter of approximately 3 1/4" at it widest point. The foot has a diameter of 3 5/16".
The Vase displays a very nice Shape that resembles the center Trumpet of a Daffodil flower. It sits on a round platform and has vertical ribbing Strong Gold Iridescent finish. The foot has a beautiful Platinum Blue Hue to it. The Vase looks metallic yet it is glass. There is vertically ribbing that starts at the bulb just above the platform and rises up to the top and rolls over. You can see great detail in the ribbing. The Gold iridescence is brilliant and evenly colored.
The Bud Vase is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no cracks, nicks, chips or dings. There is minor wear on the iridescence on the foot. This Flower shows minor calcium deposits on the inside and can only be seen when held up to the light. The Vase is properly signed in a counter clockwise fashion. It is the etched Script Signature mark which reads "L.C. Tiffany-Favrile" as well as the Suffix Number "5-8834 N 1730". This Suffix letter N means this piece was made in the year 1919. This is one of the finest Authentic Tiffany Signatures that I have ever seen. It is unusual to see 2 sets of numbers and my guess the 1730 number is a shape number or something along that line.
This is a quality piece of Art glass made by Tiffany Studios, New York. The Gold Favrile, Aurene Iridescence is just outstanding!! This is a very nice example of this form and color. It is amazing that this Vase has survived over 92 years without getting any kind of damage. Those of you who collect the Gold Favrile, Aurene Flower Forms will surely welcome this fine addition. I'm sure the lucky Buyer will be delighted with their purchase.
I normally find this shape much larger and it does not have a Glass Foot. It has a metal foot and the stem slides right in. These are about 18" Tall and I have had several of these through the years. I have never seen this form in a 10" Size and I would consider this a somewhat rare form to find in LCT Tiffany Favrile.