A gorgeous Art Nouveau Louis Comfort Tiffany gold, purple, yellow and pink iridescent favrile art glass vase, circa 1910. The colors of this dramatic flare vase resemble a majestic iridescent rainbow. Tiffany believed that nature should be a primary source of design inspiration; his design and aesthetics show this conviction. This fascination with nature led Tiffany to explore glass techniques—in 1893 Tiffany introduced his first blown-glass vases and bowls, called “Favrile.” The name, he declared, was taken from an old English word for hand made. Favrile glass quickly gained international renown for its surface iridescence and brilliant colors. The metallic colors are bold and the vase remains in great shape for it's age. There are no cracks or chips other than a one small scratch on the surface of one side. The vase measures 8 inches tall, 4 inches at it's widest and 2.6 inches diameter at the mouth. This piece has a foot that measures 2.3 inches across. The base is circular displaying a variety of concentrated metallic blues and purples. The body of the vase features ribbing that flares out towards the top and is accentuated by a fluted mouth. The vase is really vibrant, especially dramatic under direct sunlight. The underside of the base has the Tiffany signature (as pictured in image: 7118 N 1077 L.C. Tiffany Favrile). Louis C Tiffany began producing favrile hand-made glass in 1893; in 1902 it was Tiffany Furnace; finally in 1920 it became Louis C. Tiffany Furnaces, Inc. This piece of Art Nouveau glass is truly stunning- a wonderful piece of history that would make an incredible addition to any collection.