For sale is a very lovely large art glass vase made by Tiffany Studios, New York. The item is the highly collected and very desirable "Floriform" vase". The vase is done in Tiffany's famous and highly collected gold Favrile glass. The vase is of monumental size as it stands 16 1/4" tall. The top or flower opening is 3 1/2" in diameter outside measurement and the diameter is 4" at the bulge of the vase. The foot has a diameter of 5 3/16". I have shown a 16 oz bottle of water next to this for size comparison.
This Floriform has a Tulip shape ruffled flower top with vertical ribbing that rises up from the stem all the way to the top with the raised ribbing curling to the left. This body rises up from a bulbous knuckle with a fairly thick stem which is attached to a circular raised ribbed toot. The gold Favrile, Aurene iridescence is just beautiful! You can see extremely strong fuchsia hues along with platinum blues mixed throughout. When you view the vase head on it has a solid gold iridescence to it. As you walk by it changes color from the light reflection with the fuchsia and platinum blue colors being extremely brilliant in between the raised ribbing. This is also very true of the iridescence in the surface of the foot. The foot has a nicely folded but rim that tucks under the vase and forms a raised outer border edge underneath.
The vase is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no cracks, nicks, chips or dings. The piece shows minor wear on one corner edge of the foot as there are a few scratches. Nothing that is too obtrusive. The inside of the vase shows some signs of use as there are mineral deposits. The vase is signed on the bottom with Tiffany's etched signature that reads, "2365 L L.C. Tiffany-Favrile" written in script. We are able to date the piece by the "L" suffix letter. This means this vase was made Circa 1917.
This is the largest gold Floriform vase I have had the pleasure of owning. You commonly see the 9-12" size in this form and occasionally you will see a 14". I cannot remember the last time I saw one 16 1/4" tall one as it has been that long and I've been collecting and dealing in Tiffany for some 40 years. I have had Tiffany gold Jack in the Pulpit Vases in this size but not this gold ribbed Tulip Floriform shape. It is now time to pass it on to the next collector to enjoy like I have.