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Louis Comfort Tiffany

American, 1848-1933

The name Tiffany prompts thoughts of two things: splendid gifts in robin’s-egg blue boxes and exquisite stained glass. Charles Lewis Tiffany founded the former, and his son, Louis Comfort Tiffany, is responsible for exemplars of the latter. Beyond glass, the younger Tiffany worked in mediums that ranged from furniture and enameling to ceramics and metalware. Louis Comfort Tiffany was undoubtedly the most influential and accomplished American decorative artist in the decades that spanned the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

By the time Tiffany was born, the stationery and “fancy goods” emporium his father had established 11 years before had grown to become the most fashionable jewelry and luxury items store in New York. Tiffany fils declined to join the family business and pursued a career as an artist. He studied painting with several teachers, notably the scenic painter Samuel Colman, while spending long periods touring Europe and North Africa. Though he painted his entire career, visits to continental churches sparked a passionate interest in stained glass. Tiffany began experimenting with the material and in 1875 opened a glass factory-cum-laboratory in Corona, Queens — the core of what eventually became Tiffany Studios, a multimedia decorative-arts manufactory.

Tiffany developed a method in which colors were blended together in the molten state. Recalling the Old English word fabrile, meaning “hand-wrought,” he named the blown glass Favrile, a term that signified handmade glass of unique quality. In his glass designs, Tiffany embraced the emerging Art Nouveau movement and its sinuous, naturalistic forms and motifs. The pieces won Tiffany international fame. (Siegfried Bing, the Paris entrepreneur whose design store, L’Art Nouveau, gave the stylistic movement its name, was the leading European importer of Tiffany pieces.) 

By 1902, along with glass, Tiffany was designing stained-glass lamps and chandeliers as well as enameled metal vases, boxes and bowls, and items such as desk sets and candlesticks. Today such pieces epitomize the rich aesthetics of their era. Tiffany Studios table lamps are the most recognizable and the most prized. They range in price from $60,000 to upward of $2 million for intricate shade designs like the Dragonfly. Tiffany glass vases and bowls are generally priced from $1,000 to $30,000 depending on size, color, condition and form. Simpler accessories such as metal trays and small picture frames can fetch from $800 to $3,000. Tiffany design of any type is an emblem of taste and craftsmanship. As you will see on 1stDibs, Louis Comfort Tiffany ensured that each piece he and his company produced, magnificent or modest, was a work of art.

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$1,385
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Tiffany Glass Favrile Agate Paperweight Vase
By Louis Comfort Tiffany
Located in Lambertville, NJ
A rare signed Louis Comfort Tiffany favrille agate vase #5425n. Gourd shape in shades of soft green, Provenance Mr. and Mrs. George Schrim.
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1910s American Vintage Louis Comfort Tiffany

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Art Glass

Early 20th Century Tiffany Favrile Glass Five-Piece Serving Set
By Louis Comfort Tiffany
Located in Cincinnati, OH
This Tiffany iridescent gold Favrile glass five-piece set includes a fruit bowl and four individual serving bowls. The matched set has cylindrical bodies with flared rims having scal...
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Early 20th Century American Art Nouveau Louis Comfort Tiffany

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Glass

Tiffany Studios Pulled Feather Favrile And Bronze Candlestick
By Tiffany Studios, Louis Comfort Tiffany
Located in Dallas, TX
Tiffany Studios Pulled feather favrile glass and bronze candlestick lamp, circa 1910 A lovely Art Nouveau candelabra with a early decorated L.C.T Tiffany glass shade. This ensemble w...
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Early 1900s American Art Nouveau Antique Louis Comfort Tiffany

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Bronze

Early 20th Century Tiffany & Co Favrile Glass Bud Vase with Bronze Base
By Louis Comfort Tiffany, Tiffany Studios
Located in Cincinnati, OH
This tall Favrile glass bud vase was made by Tiffany and transitions from bottle green to a warm, iridescent gold color. The body of the vase has a cylindrical shape at the bottom wh...
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Early 20th Century American Arts and Crafts Louis Comfort Tiffany

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Bronze

Soliflor Vase Louis Comfort Tiffany Iridescent Favrile Glass, ca. 1910, Orange
By Louis Comfort Tiffany
Located in Vienna, AT
Soliflor vase designed and manufactured by Louis Comfort Tiffany, Tiffany Studios New York Iridescent Favrile Glass ca. 1910 The company Louis Comfort Tiffany Inc. ranged among ...
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1910s American Art Nouveau Vintage Louis Comfort Tiffany

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Glass, Art Glass

Tiffany Studios Three Light Lily Favrile and Bronze Lamp
By Louis Comfort Tiffany, Tiffany Studios
Located in Dallas, TX
Tiffany Studios three light lily table lamp. Three Light Lily lamp circa 1905 Patinated bronze, with three Tiffany favrile glass shades, each shade marked 'L.C.T. Favrile', base ...
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Early 1900s American Art Nouveau Antique Louis Comfort Tiffany

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Bronze

Louis Comfort Tiffany Studios Favrile Vases
By Louis Comfort Tiffany
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair Tiffany gold favrile glass vases. Both shouldered urn form vases in iridescent gold Favrile glass. Very rare to find a pair of these wonderfully sized favrile Tiffany vases. Bo...
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Early 1900s American Art Nouveau Antique Louis Comfort Tiffany

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Art Glass

Large Louis Comfort Tiffany Gold Favrile Art Glass Vase, LCT, circa 1915
By Louis Comfort Tiffany
Located in Rancho Mirage, CA
Offering this large Louis Comfort Tiffany gold Favrile iridescent art glass vase. This vase features a double gourd design, flared, cylindrical body finished in gold iridescence with...
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1910s American Art Nouveau Vintage Louis Comfort Tiffany

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Art Glass

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Louis Comfort Tiffany furniture for sale on 1stDibs

Louis Comfort Tiffany furniture is available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of glass and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our Louis Comfort Tiffany collection, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. There are 65 vintage versions of these items in stock, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many original furniture by Louis Comfort Tiffany was created in North America during the 20th century in Art Nouveau style. If you are looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture from Alvin Corporation, Starr & Frost, Black, and Tiffany Furnaces. Louis Comfort Tiffany furniture prices can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $325 and tops at $95,000, while pieces like these can sell for $3,500 on average.

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