Tiffany, Louis Comfort & Favrile Glass & More

Louis Comfort Tiffany

Louis Comfort Tiffany, born in New York City on February 18, 1848, was one of America’s foremost leaders of the Art Nouveau Movement. Tiffany opened his glassworks in 1885 on Long Island, New York producing a wide range of outstanding designs for lamps, windows and decorative objects. As a leading developer of new forms of art glass, L. C. Tiffany is most noted for his Favrile glass produced from 1892 into the 1920′s. A multicolored iridescent glass, Favrile is characterized by applied or embedded designs and was widely copied by other glassmakers. Tiffany Favrile is marked in a number of ways, including “L.C.T.”, “L.C.Tiffany-Favrile”, Louis C. Tiffany-Furnaces Inc. Favrile”, and “L.C.Tiffany-Favrile”, often combined with a numerical designation.

Information courtesy of Early Auction Company, January 2003.

Louis C. Tiffany began designing jewelry in 1904, and also designed furniture, textiles, and pottery. He retired in 1919, remaining president of Tiffany & Co., but continued with his painting. He passed away January 17, 1933 in New York City.

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