For sale is a very lovely piece of art glass made by Tiffany Studios, New York. The item is called a "Bon Bon or Finger Bowl" and it is done in Tiffany's highly sought after Gold Favrile iridescent glass. The bowl stands 2 3/8" tall and has a diameter of approximately 4 1/2" at it widest point. The foot has a diameter of 2 7/8" at it widest measurement.
The bowl displays a unique shape. It has (8) vertical ribs along with (8) clam shaped finger like tabs with small ruffles in between each of them at the bottom of the fingers. The vertical ribs divide each finger tab right in the middle. The gold iridescence is just outstanding!! You can see brilliant gold's with strong hues of platinum blue on the inside and outside top of tabs along with some hues if fuchsia iridescence on the outside bottom. The exterior is equally as beautiful. The bowl looks metallic yet it is glass.
Tiffany patented glass "Favrile" meant "hand wrought" in old English.
The bowl is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no cracks, nicks, chips or dings. There are no excuses for this bowl as it has no issues what so ever. I hardly see any scratches on the bottom side. The bowl is properly signed in a counter clockwise fashion. It is the etched script signature mark which reads "L.C.T". There is also the number "8918" lightly etched into the bottom outside of the countersunk polished pontil. I believe this to be a special order number. I show a few black and white photos taken from the Tiffany catalog archives showing this same bowl. Tiffany made this shape for many years. It was an early shape as is evident by its catalog number. I would guess this to have been made circa 1895-1915. This is a quality piece of art glass made by Tiffany Studios, New York. The gold Favrile, Aurene iridescence is just outstanding!! This is a very nice example of this form and color. It is amazing that this bowl has survived over 100 years without getting any kind of damage. Those of you who collect the gold Favrile, Aurene forms will surely welcome this fine addition.
You could use this bowl as a shrimp bowl if you would like. The shrimp would fit perfectly between the tall tabs.