Soliflor vase with bronze base, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Tiffany Studios New York, iridescent favrille glass, ca. 1910
Marked with “Tiffany Studios New York”and “712”
Bib.: “Louis Comfort Tiffany” Jacob Baal-Teshuva, S. 290, sketch in watercolor; Louis Comfort Tiffany The Garden Collection Museum S. 374, original photo
The enterprise Louis Comfort Tiffany Inc. ranges among the best Art Nouveau manufactures in the US. The founder Louis Comfort Tiffany was a multitalented genius whose designs ranged from vases, desk accessories, lamps, furniture to marvellous leaded glass windows.
This vase stands out with its rich golden colour. The shape of the soliflor was particularly asked for in the time around 1900 and many different variants and shapes have been produced. In this casea carefullyornamented bronze foot was used making the glass sprout from the ground like a flower.
Louis Comfort Tiffany (New York 1848 – 1933 New York) was a famous American designer, artist and painter of American Art Nouveau. He was best known for his works in glass colored with metal salts and made a name for himself in the decorative arts at the time. In the course of his career, he created a unique style that combined outstanding craftsmanship with a love for natural shapes and bright colors. Nature had always been his inspiration and in his designs he tried, in his very own way, to capture its beauty forever. Tiffany designed lamps, glass mosaics, lead glass windows, glass vases, ceramics, jewellery, enamel and metalwork. Among the highlights of his work were countless high awards, including a Grand Prix at the 1900 Paris World Exhibition and his life’s work “Laurelton Hall”, an 84-room home for his family in Long Island, New York.
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