For sale is a very lovely piece of art glass made by Tiffany Studios, New York. The item is called a "Bon Bon Plate or Saucer" and it is done in Tiffany's highly sought after Gold Favrile iridescent glass. The plate stands 1 3/8" tall and has a diameter of approximately 6" at it widest point. The foot has a diameter of 2 3/4" at it widest measurement.
The plate displays a unique shape. It has (8) vertical ribs along with (8) clam shaped finger like tabs. The gold iridescence is just outstanding!! You can see brilliant gold's with strong hues of platinum blue. The top border edge has a strong blue iridescence. The exterior is equally as beautiful. The plate looks metallic yet it is glass. Tiffany patented glass "Favrile" meant "hand wrought" in old English.
The plate is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no cracks, nicks, chips or dings. There is a little cloudiness in the center of the plate as it was made this way. The plate is properly signed in a counter clockwise fashion. It is signed with the etched script signature mark which reads "L.C.T". The plate displays a countersunk polished pontil. The finishing sign of a quality piece of art glass. 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 plate and color. It is amazing that this plate has survived over 100 years without getting any kind of damage. Those of you who collect the gold Favrile, Aurene pieces will surely welcome this fine addition.
You could use this plate as the under plate for the Queen pattern berry bowl. I have that listed in a separate auction.