For Sale is a wonderful Art Glass and Bronze Vase made by Tiffany Studios, New York. The Item is the highly collected and very desirable "Bud Vase". This Bud Vase is done in Tiffany's highly sought after Green Feather Pull Style of Art Glass with a Patinated Bronze Holder. The Vase has some size as it stands 12 3/8" tall. The Top or Flower part of the Vase is 1 5/8" in diameter outside measurement. The Bronze foot has a diameter of 3 3/4".
The glass insert on this bud vase has a cylindrical tapered shaped with a flared top opening to receive flowers. It is decorated with a Green Feather Pull Decor against a brilliant gold favrile iridescence background glass. It has a trumpet shaped flower top. This glass insert fits into a bronze holder that has a round foot. This holder has a ribbed pattern and the part the holds the inserts resembles a gourd. The Patina is wonderful and displays a rich green brown organic color.
The Vase is considered to be in excellent condition as the glass has no cracks, nicks, chips or dings. The area where the glass fits into the bottom appears to have a slight indent at the top lip. It could have been made this way or it happen after manufacture as I am not sure. The piece normal age wear on the bottom and it is my belief that this vase was well taken care by previous owner. There is minor calcium deposits on the inside lower bottom and is common for these vases as they were used. This is minor and considered insignificant.
The Glass portion of the Vase is signed on the bottom with Tiffany's Etched Signature that reads "L.C.T." The bottom bronze holder is also signed with the impressed mark "Tiffany Stvdios New York" along with its shape number "710". There are also numbers lightly scratched into the metal and they read "2997" with a line through it. This is just above the impressed mark. There are also the numbers "3083" just under the impressed shape number. More than likely this was the order number as I feel the scratch number was not the number they used.
This is one of the Nicest Tiffany Bronze and Art Glass Bud Vases I have had the pleasure of owning. It still retains its original 3 finger holder that fits inside the bronze bottom. When found this part is usually missing. This was Tiffany's way of securely holding the glass insert and you could adjust it so the glass portion will sit evenly. Also, the use of the letter "v" in Tiffany Studios denotes this as an early piece. It is to my belief that this piece was made early, Circa 1898-1905.