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Early 20th Century Art Nouveau "Blown Out" Inkwell by, Tiffany Studios



An American Art Nouveau cast bronze, patinated and glass "Blown Out Inkwell" by, Tiffany Studios with. a rich patinated cast bronze reticulated and further blown out green glass and clear glass liner. inkwell has reticulated sides with blown-out glass insert. The inkwell is signed on the underside "Tiffany Studios New York 27358? and further impressed with the "Tiffany Glass & Decorating Company Monogram. Literature: Similar Example is photographed in: "Tiffany Lamps & Metalware" by, Alastair Duncan: ©2019 ACC Art Books; pg.472 fig.1906 Notes: The inkwell is in excellent original condition. The green glass has been inspected thoroughly and there are no, chips, cracks, or repairs to the glass. Though it appears in the photo what seems like a line running through the glass it is a fold in the glass and not a crack. The green glass is in excellent condition.


  • Creator
    Louis Comfort Tiffany (Artist),Tiffany Studios (Workshop/Studio)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 3.25 in. (8.26 cm)Diameter: 4.25 in. (10.8 cm)
  • Style
    Art Nouveau (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. The green blown out glass has been carefully examined and all glass is in excellent condition with no breaks, chips, cracks or repairs. All glass is original & period!
  • Seller Location
    Englewood, NJ
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU888825675482

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    Ships From: Englewood, NJ
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About the Artist

Louis Comfort Tiffany

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.Find Louis Comfort Tiffany vases, serveware and other items on 1stDibs.
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