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Tiffany Studios

Engraved Pitcher

Tiffany Studios

Tiffany Studios

Engraved Pitcher

Engraved Pitcher

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Tiffany Studios

Engraved Pitcher


circa 1900

Favrile glass

engraved L.C. Tiffany-Favrile and M

7¾ inches (19.7 cm) high

Overall in very good condition. When viewed firsthand, the pitcher displays vibrant coloration with an iridized gold ground and prismatic jewel-tone iridescent to the carved decoration. The glass with occasional minor air bubbles, particulate inclusions and surface irregularities which are inherent in the making and not visually distracting. The glass surfaces throughout with scattered, very fine and light surface scratches consistent with age and gentle handling. The interior of the vase displays vibrant cobalt and violet iridescence and presents with some light surface soiling. The underside of the vase is applied with a Doros Collection accession number and a paper exhibition label. The pontil with two very minor edge losses which is common, inherent to production and only visible when the vase is turned over. An extraordinarily richly decorated and impressively scaled work with brilliant iridescence.


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

Fanfare Antiques, Lahaska, Pennsylvania, 1972
Jones Museum of Glass and Ceramics, Sebago, Maine, 1993

As has already been mentioned, my parents were inveterate collectors of American brilliant cut glass starting in the mid-1960s. They took one of their regular buying trips to scenic Bucks County, Pennsylvania one Saturday in 1972, an area that had numerous dealers specializing in cut glass. My parents wandered into Fanfare Antiques in Lahaska, a new shop that had recently opened. After introducing themselves to the owners, Dave and Bea Cohen, Jay immediately spotted this pitcher. He knew little about Tiffany Favrile glass at the time, but thought the cutting and engraving made the piece a suitable addition to the collection. It was purchased for $400 and began an obsession that lasted for forty-six years.


- PD