Tiffany Studios, 33-Piece "Zodiac" Desk Set
33-Piece “Zodiac” Desk Set
comprising four inkstands with glass liners, four blotter corners, two pairs of long blotter ends, one pair of short blotter ends, two pen trays, two paperclips, one pair of bookends, one paper rack, one letter rack, one memoranda calendar, one calendar frame, one small calendar frame, one match stand, one utility box, one stamp box, one cigar box, one cigarette box, one paperweight, one letter opener and one magnifying glass
gilt and polychrome bronze
each piece impressed TIFFANY STUDIOS/NEW YORK with respective model number
long blotter ends: 19 1/2 x 2 in. (49.5 x 5.1 cm) each
Overall in very good condition. This expansive set displays variations to the patina and polychrome decoration across the various pieces of the set, indicating it is likely an assembled set. The gilt bronze surfaces throughout all pieces present with some scattered minor surface scratches, abrasions, discolorations, wear to the patina, and surface soiling concentrated to the recessed contours of the design as consistent with age and gentle use. The polychrome decoration is in very well-preserved condition with some very minor losses, particularly concentrated to the outer rims and raised areas. Some areas of the polychrome decoration were possibly enhanced at some point in the history of the work. The clear glass faces for both calendar frames with scattered faint surface scratches as well as small chips to the edges and corners, not visible when inserted in the frames. Each inkstand with a period clear glass liner.
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William R. Holland, Tiffany Desk Sets, Atglen, PA, 2008, pp. 19-39
Alastair Duncan, Tiffany Lamps and Metalware, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 2019, p. 429, no. 1756 (for the calendar frame); p. 465, no. 1879 (for the bookends); pp. 482, no. 1946 and 483, no. 1951 (for the match stand); p. 488, no. 1977 (for the cigarette and cigar boxes); pp. 490, no. 1982 and 493, no. 1995 (for the utility box); pp. 518-519, nos. 2071-2074 (for the set)