For sale is a very lovely art glass vase made by Tiffany Studios, New York. The item is called a "Floriform" or Flower form vase. The vase is done in Tiffany's most sought after Gold Favrile iridescent glass. This vase has some size at it stands impressive 13 1/2" tall and has a diameter of approximately 4" at the swollen neck near the top opening. The foot has a diameter of 4 1/2".
This vase displays a stemmed and round footed form with the body being blown in the shape of a Poppy flower. The vase has a brilliant gold iridescent foot with an applied stem attached at the base and it rises up to a knuckle just below the body. The body of the vase tapers up and out from this knuckle forming a tapered swollen body. It then comes in around the neck and then it folds over with an irregular ruffled edge that is resembles petals of a flower. The exterior of the body has very pronounced vertical ribbing. There are 10 of these ribs. The round foot also displays the same 10 ribs giving this vase its balance. The Gold Favrile Aurene iridescent is just outstanding as you can see. There is lots of fuchsia and platinum blues on top of a gold iridescent finish.
This vase is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no cracks, chips or dings. There is really no excuses for this vase as it is very clean and well cared for past 105 years. This inside of the vase has minor calcium deposits but nothing too obtrusive. The vase is properly signed with the etched counter clockwise script signature mark that reads "4049 D L.C. Tiffany-Favrile". The number is the number of that vessels blown that year. You can date this vase by the suffix letter "D". This vase was made circa 1909.
This is a quality piece of art glass made by Tiffany Studios, New York. This is a very nice example of this form and exquisite color. I'm quite sure the buyer will be very pleased with their purchase. This shaped flower forms are some of the most desirable to collect.