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TIFFANY’S FAVRILE “PANSY” VASE

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on July 22, 2020

Tiffany’s Favrile “Pansy” vase

The form of this Favrile “Pansy” vase was first made by glassmaker John Hollingsworth (American, born England, 1851–1923). Hollingsworth, and all of Tiffany’s talented glass makers, were encouraged to experiment at the furnace. The iridescent sheen of this “Pansy” vase was achieved by spraying tin chloride on hot glass and reheating it in a reducing (decreased oxygen) environment. Although the term “Favrile” is often used to describe Tiffany’s iridescent glass, “Favrile” was actually used to describe all glass produced by the factory. On November 13, 1894, Tiffany registered “Favrile” as a trademark with the US Patent office (no. 25,512). Taken from Corning Museum of Glass web site.

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  1. wynkin said, on July 22, 2020 at 7:46 am

    Like an sea anemone…


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