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  • n. An iridescent glass developed by Tiffany

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Artistic in a distinctive and concentrated way, namely, characterized by rich colors, enameling, and iridescence, with decorative effect: applied to glass so produced. See the etymology.
  • n. A highly decorative colored, enameled, and iridescent glass, usually in vaseforms.


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  • I've been trying to pick about seven items that represent aestheticism, such as paintings by Albert Moore and Evelyn de Morgan, a Louis Comfort Tiffany favrile glass vase, a magazine cover for the periodical Pan.

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  • Just as the ancient Egyptians and Persians had used glazed brick and tile, set in cement, as their form of wall decoration, so Mr. Tiffany had used favrile glass, set in cement.

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  • Other Tiffany pieces will include a lamp shade of green favrile glass in the Damascene pattern with brilliant iridescence, signed L.C.T. ($12,000-$17,000); a rare bronze sconce with three large inset turtle-back tiles of favrile glass with overall iridescence and original patina

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  • The dome itself shimmers with gold: it’s made of 2,836 pieces of gold favrile glass, which was cast in the kilns of Louis Comfort Tiffany on Long Island, and it is magnificent in the way a palace should be magnificent.

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  • ($15,000-$20,000); and a lamp shade of gold favrile glass in the Demascene pattern, signed L.C.T. Favrile ($10,000-$15,000).

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  • "With his group, they experimented, and produced this favrile - a term that means handmade.

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  • Favrile is a favrite for reflection.

    fabrile is a managed, loomed fabric.

    February 18, 2013

  • According to Wikipedia,

    Favrile is different from other iridescent glasses because its color is not just on the surface, but embedded in the glass.7 The original trade name Fabrile was derived from an Old English word, fabrile, meaning "hand-wrought" or handcrafted.8 Tiffany later changed the word to Favrile "since this sounded better".9


    February 18, 2013