Tiffany Favrile, Arts & Crafts Clover Tile, Outstanding Detailed Mottling~~ - For Sale
Tiffany Favrile, Arts & Crafts Clover Tile, Outstanding Detailed Mottling~~
For Sale a very nice Art Glass Tile made by Tiffany Studios, New York. This is the 5rd tile of a Tile Collection of 6 I bought. The Tile is a nice petite size as it measures 2 15/16" Square. This would be considered a 3" Square Tile.
This Art Glass Tile displays an Arts and Crafts Four Leaf Clover raised design in the center. The Symbol of Good Luck. The Glass in this Tile is simply outstanding. The Mottling is Superb!! The Tile shows Red/Orange to Burgundy with Yellow/Green mottling coloring throughout. There is a Green/Yellow Geometric thin layer of color surrounding the exterior border. There is also a grain in the glass. It is a slightly raised swirl texture as pictured.
The Glass is considered to be in very good to excellent condition as there are no cracks or any major chips. There is the usual tiny Flea nicks along the exterior edge. There are about a half dozen of these. These are on the top and bottom corners. Most of these are Flea nicks with the largest about the size of a pencil tip. My camera is 10X Power Zoom and make it looks worse than it really is. The tile is unsigned as is the case with these style tiles. The tile does display (4) Star Shaped Raised Glass teeth on a raised horizontally framed grid. This is as good as a Tiffany Signature and is unique to LC Tiffany Favrile method of making them. These teeth show some missing glass and is quite common as these points are quite Fragile.
These tiles were used around Fireplaces and other Mosaic Type applications. This grid work on the back helped hold it to the grout and hold it in place when mounted. Taking these tiles out usually caused damage to the tile. This one is in surprising great shape and more than likely was removed with some ease. Tiffany Favrile Tiles in this Decor and Mottling are very hard to find. Tiles were some of the earliest glass items made by Tiffany Studios as he used them in his Decorating Business early on. These were made in his Corona, Long Island Factory.
This tile was very early in Tiffany Favrile production. This Tile was made circa 1892-1900.