An antique Tiffany Favrile art glass footed bowl. Measures 6" diameter x 2" tall. Condition is very good with mild wear.The name Favrile derives its origins from the Old English word for hand made, Frabrile. The technique of embedding coloring within glass itself, resulting in the distinctive hues Favrile glass is known for, sets it apart from other types of iridescent glass. Inspired by medieval stained-glass in London during his time there in the 1860s, Louis Comfort Tiffany felt he could improve on the quality of contemporary glass.
He started his own experiments with stained glass in 1875, before establishing a glass making factory in Corona, Queens in NY. By 1892, he had established the Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company with a team of highly skilled designers and craftspeople. Soon after in 1894, he patented Favrile glass before winning the grand prize at the 1900 Paris Exposition. As such, Tiffany cemented his reputation globally as one of the most influential figures in the Art Nouveau style, drawing worldwide recognition for his innovations within glassmaking.
During Tiffanys early experimentations in Favrile glass, he discovered that treating molten glass with metallic oxides would increase absorption and create a luxurious, iridescent surface effect. In making such a discovery, Tiffany elevated the science of glassmaking to an art form. The item "Antique Signed Louis L C Tiffany Gold Favrile Art Glass Footed Pedestal Bowl" is in sale since Wednesday, August 18, 2021.
This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Art Glass\North American\Tiffany". The seller is "kylescrossroads" and is located in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania.This item can be shipped worldwide.