Featured Tiffany Vase

Discussion in 'Pottery, Glass, and Porcelain' started by Ghopper1924, Nov 7, 2019.

  1. Ghopper1924

    Ghopper1924 Well-Known Member

    Hey all:

    Found a Tiffany art glass piece at auction yesterday. I think I got a pretty good deal on it, but can't find anything just like it online.

    It's 10" tall by 7" wide.

    As you can see, it's Favrille iridescent glass. "L.C.T." is etched (lightly) on the bottom; it's hard to see in the photo and hard to see unless you've got the vase at the correct angle, but it's definitely there .

    I think it was made between the 1880s and 1930s, but you may know more.

    So, a couple of questions:

    When do YOU think it was made?

    Does $K insurance seem right? More? Less?


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  2. Joe2007

    Joe2007 Collector

    Wow!!! Let me be first to congratulate you.
  3. scoutshouse

    scoutshouse Well-Known Member

    Is it sitting on a wooden base? and Can we see the fluting along the top?
  4. Ghopper1924

    Ghopper1924 Well-Known Member

  5. johnnycb09

    johnnycb09 Well-Known Member

    Its stunning,but I dont think Ive ever seen a Tiffany glass piece with a bottom like that ? Not that Ive seen every piece ever made,mind you. Bear in mind when the Tiffany craze was at full throttle in the 70s and 80s it wasnt unheard o f for people to "sign" an art glass vase themselves. I get more of a Kralik feel,but Im often wrong.
  6. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

    HAPPY for you!!!!:):):)
  7. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Yes, do be cautious. As above, there's a lot of Tiffany glass out there that isn't.

  8. DragonflyWink

    DragonflyWink Well-Known Member

    Might suggest having your piece authenticated (clear pictures of the vase and the mark required), as mentioned, Tiffany Favrile was and is widely faked - personally, it looks more like Rindskopf than Tiffany to me...

  9. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Rindskopf according to the internet. Trefoil Pepita specifically.


  10. Ghopper1924

    Ghopper1924 Well-Known Member

  11. Ghopper1924

    Ghopper1924 Well-Known Member

    Thanks to my board friends, especially Deborah, Johnny, and Dragonfly. I love the piece, but it's Rindskopf alright and not Tiffany. Even the auctioneer was fooled, as well as the previous owner, but not you!

    I'm returning the piece for a full refund.

    Thanks again!!
  12. James Conrad

    James Conrad Well-Known Member

    What did you pay for it? It still might be valuable?
    Naturally, i know nothing about pots/glass.
  13. Joe2007

    Joe2007 Collector

    Good on the auctioneer for accepting the return. I think there are quite a few auctioneers and antique shops around here that would be quick to say caveat emptor.
  14. James Conrad

    James Conrad Well-Known Member

    Most reputable houses will if Subject/Title line is wrong as in this case (guesses it was titled "Tiffany Vase") or if it's proven to be a fake.
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  15. bercrystal

    bercrystal Well-Known Member

    The auction house I work for is very good about taking stuff back if it was misrepresented or it doesn't work & was given a guarantee.

    For example if he says it is 14K or the stone is real & you take it to a jeweler just to find out it is not either. As far as guarantees he will usually guarantee appliances till Monday morning if sold Friday night. You have to at least call him to let him know you are bringing it back by then.

    However with the above example he would have likely said it is "signed LCT", but he will refer to it as an art glass vase. In that case he is not likely to take it back.
  16. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    :(:(:(....... next time I'm sure you'll score !!!!:happy:
  17. James Conrad

    James Conrad Well-Known Member

    OK, i get it, not Tiffany but, he obviously liked the piece? Is it old? has value? A deal can be manufactured here at a reduced rate of course! :cigar:
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  18. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    Ya...but a deal is no deal if it's an item you don't want..., eh ? ;);):)
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  19. James Conrad

    James Conrad Well-Known Member

    Well, he wanted it at some point, are we saying here he bought a name? Tiffany or nothing?
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  20. James Conrad

    James Conrad Well-Known Member

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