For sale is a very lovely piece of art glass made by Tiffany Studios, New York. The item is a "Flower Frog". It is done in Tiffany's highly sought after Gold Favrile iridescent glass. The Flower Frog stands 2 1/4" tall and has a diameter of approximately 3 1/4" at it widest point.
The flower frog displays a beautiful deep gold with highlights of blue Favrile iridescence. The color is outstanding and the pictures speak for themselves. When looking inside the Frog the deep fuchsia looks like crimson and as you turn the frog under light it is almost electrified. The base glass is a deep blue. The frog consist of 2 rows of looped glass. There are 8 of these loop per row and they somewhat line up with each other. This is extremely hard to do with hot glass and not have any damage or deformities to the frog. The flower frog looks metallic yet it is ever so fragile glass. These were designed to be used in Tiffany' Gold Favrile bowls, both decorated and not decorated. These glass frogs were usually separated from their original bowls through the course of time.
This Flower Frog is considered to be in excellent to mint condition as there are no cracks, chips or dings. Other than a few iridescence rubs there is absolutely no excuses to be made for this piece. All the loops are present with not even a flea nick or scratch. The piece is properly signed on the bottom with the Tiffany etched signature mark that reads " #5 L.C. Tiffany Inc. Favrile".
This is a quality piece of art glass made by Tiffany Studios, New York. The gold/blue Favrile, Aurene iridescence is just outstanding!! This is a very nice example of this form and color. I have sold many Tiffany Favrile items through the years. I can honestly say these Flower Frogs are the hardest to find with no damage to the loops. I have only had a few of these in my 40+ years as a dealer collector but none the condition these two I have up right now. These glass frogs were meant to be used inside a bowl but I feel it is so beautiful it could stand alone in a cabinet as a piece of art.
I'm quite sure the buyer will be very please with this purchase. This flower frog was made circa 1905-1915 base on the signature mark.