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Tiffany Studios

18,000 - 24,000 USD
32,500 USD
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  • Tiffany Studios
  • A Monumental "Millefiore" Paperweight Vase
  • engraved Louis C. Tiffany and U5088
  • favrile glass


Reverend Henry B. Wooding, Washington D.C., circa 1950
Thence by descent to the present owner  

Catalogue Note

The present example demonstrates both the technical and formal artistry of the "Paperweight" technique.  This vase was executed by marvering "Millefiore" glass pieces to a single gather of glass, and then encasing this core with more layers of colorless glass to achieve a heightened sense of depth and vivid coloration.  First introduced in the early 1900s, this technique was quickly developed into an artistic technique especially suited to express Louis C. Tiffany's affinity for the naturalistic portrayal of flowers, foliage and all things natural in his designs.  The present offering is distinguished by its impressive monumental scale and highly artistic, naturalistic decoration.