Bright Iridescent Gold
Best Of Quezal Glass
Quezal glass was made in the first 25 years of the 20th century, and is frequently considered to be an imitation of the Tiffany glass of that period. The similarities are not surprising, since the company was founded by former Tiffany employees.
It was named after the quezal, the national bird of Guatemala, which was noted for its golden green iridescent coloring.
The most outstanding color of Quezal glass was a bright iridescent gold; the rich shade is sometimes compared to the color of a fresh egg yolk.
Lampshades and vases were the chief products of the factory. Quezal’s jack-in-the-pulpit vases are usually considered to be of especially high quality.
Quezal pieces are frequently marked. The marks were usually applied with an aluminum pencil applied over an engraved signature. Time has often erased the aluminum, however, and the faint engraving may be difficult to see.
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