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    Sale 2255

    The Modern Age: The Collection of Alice Lawrence

    5 - 6 November 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 404

    TIFFANY STUDIOS

    A 'LAVA' GLASS VASE, CIRCA 1905

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    TIFFANY STUDIOS
    A 'Lava' Glass Vase, circa 1905
    Height: 4¾ in. (12.1 cm.)
    engraved '340T L.C. Tiffany Favrile' (on the underside)


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    Tiffany Studios was renowned for the beauty and variety of its many types of glass. Experiments at the firm produced a wide range of effects, among them pieces like this one, called 'lava' glass. While molten, lustrous gold glass was applied to the body of the vessel and often took irregular forms, as it was supposed lava might do in nature.

    Provenance

    Macklowe Gallery, New York.