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Art Deco Nouveau Iridescent Vase Any Idea?

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Penelope:
Hello again. I have a vase that I believe is an art nouveau/art deco era piece. The vase is 12" high and about 5 1/2" at it's widest. The design is an iridescent teal (?) on purple. The glass is heavy-ish and slightly textured rather than smooth. The vase is signed and while I believe that this is an original period piece I'm pretty sure that the signature is a fake. I haven't included a photo of the signature yet because I don't want to risk influencing your thoughts on who the maker might be. Thank you for any help/opinions.

Ivo:
Looks very American to me - and possibly recent.  If you google image  "American Art Glass" you will get to see several items of similar ilk, but none properly attributed.

Penelope:
Thank you very much for your reply. This vase is a problem and I will look at recent American art glass. It came from the estate of a man born about 1906 who collected glass all his life almost to a hoarder status. The estate was filled with quality art from Steuben, stevens Williams, etc., pottery/porcelain from the late 18th century, seriously antique furniture...and then there's this vase- which is why it's a problem if it's recent. It's kind of like the Sesame Street song: "one of these things is not like the others, one of these things just doesn't belong..." :) Thank you, again.

Ivo:
So what does it say underneath - quezal?

Penelope:
Actually, Tiffany...not even a good attempt at the signature, in my humble opinion. Also in my humble opinion, compared to the entirety of his collection, this wasn't the type of glass collector to purchase this particular vase or at least purchase with the belief that it was a Tiffany.

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