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Tiffany Studios

"Lava" Vase

Tiffany Studios

Tiffany Studios

"Lava" Vase

"Lava" Vase

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Tiffany Studios

"Lava" Vase


circa 1907

Favrile glass

engraved 2577C L.C. Tiffany Favrile

5⅝ inches (14.3 cm) high

7 inches (17.8 cm) diameter

Overall in very good condition. When viewed firsthand, the vase displays a rich and variegated ground of indigo and cobalt hues that beautifully offset the brilliant iridescent gold overlays. The exterior surfaces are wonderfully irregular and tactile and present with scattered air bubbles, particulate inclusions and surface irregularities which are inherent in the making and intentional to the Lava technique to promote the naturalism of the design. The glass surfaces with scattered and very faint surface scratches consistent with age and gentle handling. The vase with two stable U-shaped hairlines which are inherent to the annealing process during production. The two hairlines each curve downward under two of the gold overlays. One hairline occurs at the overlay inscribed Favrile on the underside; intersecting with the second hairline occurring at the overlay immediately to the left (visible in the catalogue illustration). The interior of the vase displays a rich jewel-tone iridescence and presents with some surface wear. The underside of the vase is applied with a Doros Collection accession number. An exceptional work with impressive scale and decoration, making it a superlative example from the firm’s iconic “Lava” series.


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.

Skinner, Bolton, Massachusetts, May 17, 1991, lot 474
Robert Koch, Louis C. Tiffany’s Art Glass, New York, 1977, no. 22 (for a related example)
Frederick R. Brandt, Late 19th and 20th Century Decorative Arts: The Sydney and Frances Lewis Collection in the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, 1985, p. 95 (for a related example)
Robert Koch, Louis CTiffany: The Collected Works of Robert Koch, Atglen, PA, 2001, p. 141 (for the above mentioned related example from The Sydney and Frances Lewis Art Nouveau Fund)
Paul Doros, The Art Glass of Louis Comfort Tiffany, New York, 2013, pp. 53, 118 and 123 (for the present lot illustrated)