For sale is a very lovely piece of Art Glass made by Tiffany Studios, New York. The item is called a "Footed Ribbed Flower Vase". It is done in Tiffany's highly sought after Gold Favrile Iridescent Glass. The Vase is a nice size as it stands 6 3/4" tall and has a diameter of approximately 5" at it widest point. The foot has a diameter of 4 1/4".
The Vase displays a very nice Shape that somewhat resembles a Flower at the top opening. The Vase has nice vertical ribbing rising up from the short stem that rises just above the foot. This ribbing continues to the top where it works its way in around the neck then it flares out and comes back in and out again ever so gracefully. It has a strong Gold Iridescent finish with wonderful hues of Fuchsia and Purples. The foot has a beautiful Fuchsia hue to it. The Vase looks metallic yet it is glass. The bottom of the foot has some of the strongest Gold Favrile Iridescence I have ever seen on a Tiffany Favrile piece. It reminded me of Steuben's Brilliant Gold Aurene finish.
The vase is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no cracks, nicks, chips or dings. There are very minor scratches on the underside outer edge iridescence. There are a few inclusions or carbon spots in the glass. This can only be seen when held up to the light. There is also one small circular spot on the exterior that the gold didn't take but it shows a beautiful rainbow color. These issues are common and considered Factory. I could only find a couple of teeny tiny scratches in the iridescence and they are not obtrusive.
The Vase is properly signed in a counter clockwise fashion. It is the etched Script Signature mark which reads "1557 L.C. Tiffany-Favrile". This number denotes its model or shape number as is evident by the last picture I have up. It is a black and white copy of the form in Tiffany's catalog of shapes. Since there is no prefix or suffix letter this denotes this piece as extremely early in the Tiffany Favrile fancy goods line. Tiffany started using a Prefix and Suffix Letter and numbering system to date his pieces of Art Glass that he made in 1894. Since this does not have a letter I would say that this piece was made earlier like circa 1892-1893.
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 119 years without getting any kind of damage. Those of you who collect the Gold Favrile, Aurene Forms will surely welcome this fine addition. I'm sure the Buyer will be very pleased with their purchase.