An Important Early Tiffany Favrile Glass and Bronze Turtleback Tile Chadelier, c.1890-1900

From Sotheby's December 6th 1996 auction.

In three sections, the upper portion with leaf-tip form top with basket-weave pattern in amber ripple glass reserved against red, mottled pink and white above a central orb-shaped section with four large medalions of irridescent amber glass turtleback tiles within a border of roughly faceted amber glass jewels, intersperced with four smaller medallions of similar design, surrounded by stylized flowerheads and scrolling leafage in amber riplle glass striated with white, the scrolls centering striated aubergine and brown glass tiles, above a lower section with floral wreaths in shades of amber and green ending in a teardrop form in graduated rectangular amber glass tiles centering an irridescent amber turtleback glass tile, the whole pendant from four bronze chains with links set with irridescent amber glass turtleback tiles.
Height 4' 5", diameter 24"

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