Hammer Price w/ BP
|Lot #: 82
Tiffany Studios, Impressionist Sunset Landscape Window, 1915
Leaded and plated glass, wooden gothic-style frame.
Catalogue Note: The lilies,
created using white drapery glass to mimic the soft folds of the petals give
both highlights and shadows with the varied thickness and dense rich color.
Standing aside a large rock the stems give the illusion of scattered sun and
shade through the use of mottled opalescent glass for the leaves and the three
small red cap mushrooms at the base the rock. The rock itself, is cast in
shadow on the front side by use of several layers of glass "plates"
attached on the back side, a technique developed by Tiffany. That technique is
used throughout to create shadow and depth, both under the trees and among the
foliage where the mottled glass really adds the illusion of dappled sunlight.
Layers of wispy opalescent glass on the front side help to add depth and
distance to both the trees and the mountains beyond. While a rich blue on amber
flashed glass is selectively etched to accent the deep shadows of the foliage.
The sky, is also made up of layers to develop its rich hues of amber, pink and
blue which along with the foliage, flows beyond the main window opening into
the quatrefoil kites to complete and enhance the fullness of the view.
Literature: Alastair Duncan, Tiffany Windows, New York, 1980, pgs. 168-9 (for related examples).
|Ht. 5 ft 9 in W 23 3/8 in. D 1 1/2 in|
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Mar 31, 2023
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