For sale is a very lovely piece of Art Glass made by Tiffany Studios, New York. The Item is the highly collected and very desirable "Footed Compote". This Compote is done in Tiffany's most sought after Peacock Blue Favrile Style of Art Glass. The Compote would be considered a nice Cabinet Size as it stands 3" tall and is 5 1/8" in diameter. The foot has a diameter of 2 5/8".
The Compote displays a round foot with a stem and the bowl is attached to the stem. The Blue Onion Skin Texture along the edges is simply, Outstanding!! The Tiffany Favrile Peacock Blue Iridescence on the underside bowl is about as good as it gets. This compote just glows with beauty and is gorgeous!! I think you will be hard pressed to find a better example. The bottom of the vase shows a wonderful gold iridescence over the Blue and I have never seen this on a Blue Favrile piece before.
The Compote is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no cracks, nicks, chips or dings. The piece shows minimal wear and it is my belief that it sat in a Cabinet most of its life. The inside of the compote doesn't even show a scratch. Many of these Vases have iridescence worn on the inside. I am happy to report that this one absolutely none. There are a few minor scratches on the bottom and is very minor for its age. The Compote is signed on the bottom with the etched shape number "1700" along with "L.C.T. Favrile" just to the right of it.
Since there is no prefix or suffix letter it would make this piece very, very early. Tiffany started using a numerical marking system starting from 1-9999. This number system was used from 1892-1894. Starting in 1894 the Prefix letter A was added before the number. The Suffix Letter A didn't start until 1906. I believe the "1700" number to be a shape number.
I can honestly say this is the nicest Onion Skin Peacock Blue Favrile Compote I have ever owned. It is part of my personal collection and I'm quite sure the buyer will be very pleased with their purchase. The Vase is so light and delicate it is simply amazing that it has survived over 105 years with even a flea nick. It is almost as good as the day it was made. I'm sure the buyer will cherish this wonderful piece of Art Glass in their Collection for many, many years.