Antique & Rare Tiffany Favrile Art Glass Tel-el-Amarna Art Glass Vase, Signed. Antique and rare Tiffany Favrile "Tel El Amarna" vase with Egyptian Collar features iridescent art glass with pulled zig zag decoration on neck, inscribed 9016G L.
Tiffany Favrile on base, polished pontil, early 20th century. S Tel El-Amarna art glass, with its zig-zag neck decoration, was inspired by the ancient vases recovered from the famous excavations in el-Amarna, Egypt. Wear consistent with age and use.Measures - 6.5" H x 4" diameter. From Sotheby's Catalogue Note. Named after the archeological site in Egypt in which several ancient glass factories were discovered in the last decade of the nineteenth century, these designs represent a shift within the company toward historicizing forms and decoration. The art and architecture of the Mediterranean and Middle East were not a new interest of Louis Comfort Tiffany at this time, and had in fact arguably been the source of inspiration for his experiments with color.
In a lecture titled Color and Its Kinship to Sound given to an audience at the Rembrandt Club in Brooklyn, Tiffany stated When I first had a chance to travel in the East and to paint where the people and buildings are also clad in beautiful hues, the pre-eminence of color in the world was brought forcibly to my attention. Tiffany Studios introduced "Tel-el-Amarna" glass in the first decade of the 20th century, presenting it as the culmination of Tiffanys efforts to mimic and improve upon ancient examples.
In a letter to the Philadelphia Museum of Art from that year, Tiffany went so far as to assert that Tiffany glass in color and tone not only equals but surpasses the Egyptian. The "Tel-el-Amarna" series is identifiable by the use of Chinese forms with clearly delineated decoration to the feet and necks. The first color to be introduced was the Tel-el-Amarna blue (later re-named Mazarin blue, a marketing reference that linked the firm to the Sèvres Porcelain factory) followed by Samian red. In the subsequent years additional colors were produced with consistent commercial success. The present offering displays a wide spectrum of these colors, including rare examples in blue and red.
The item "Antique & Rare Tiffany Favrile Art Glass Tel-el-Amarna Art Glass Vase, Signed" is in sale since Sunday, November 19, 2017. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Art Glass\North American\Tiffany". The seller is "antiquerevivalone" and is located in Big Flats, New York. This item can be shipped to United States.