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This is an American art glass trumpet vase in a bronze stand. The maker is Tiffany. The date is circa 1905.
This is an authentic Tiffany. If you know your Tiffany glass, you know that Tiffany made a number of these trumpet vases in different heights in these bronze stands during this time period. Do your research, and even a simple internet research will confirm for you that a few of these trumpet vases in this stand sold at various live auction sites over the past ten years; the hammer prices were in a range of $1500 to $2500, and this is for a shorter versions of this vase, and don’t forget that the buyer adds in a buyer premium charge to the auction house, and most likely shipping.
The vase is marked on the bottom L.C.T., as are all of these vases, and additionally the bronze stand is stamped into the metal Tiffany Studios New York on the underside, along with the number 1043 and the number 2. These stands should always have the number 1043. You can view all of these marks in approximately the third photo.
The glass is favrile, which is a type of glass invented at Tiffany where not only is the iridescence on the outside, but somehow the glassmakers put it within the glass too.
This glass is a pulled feather design, green against gold. If you look closely the feathers actually look like feathers, more so than most such glass, as within the pulled feathers are additional streaks of vertical color, like how it is in a real life bird’s feather.
The bottom is polished smooth with the L.C.T. mark.
The rim is round.
Inside the vase the outer applied layer of iridescence peters out after the mouth, and the interior glass is slightly rough to the touch. I don’t know if this is because the vase was used to hold flowers, or if this was the way is was made. I was not alive when this vase was produced, so I have no idea what it was like when new.
There is a small bump in the glass on one side that I show in a photo. There are no chips, nicks or cracks.
The bronze base is 6” high and 5 1/8” wide. The glass vase is 10 ¾” high and 5” wide at the mouth. The total height when the glass vase is inside the stand is 14 ½”.
The stem of the bronze stand is in the shape of an artichoke. The part that holds the glass firmly in place is tight. There is verdigris patina on the metal, and the blue color that bronze gets as it ages inside the holder and on the bottom inside where the screw is. There are a few scratches in the metal, as expected for a piece this old.
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American Tiffany 14 ½” Trumpet Epergne Favrile Art Glass Vase w Bronze Artichoke Stand Pulled Feathers Signed Glass & Base c 1905
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