16-Piece "Heraldic" Desk Set
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Property from a New York Collection
16-Piece "Heraldic" Desk Set
comprising two pairs of short blotter ends, one pair of long blotter ends, one double pen holder, one paper rack, one inkstand with glass liner, one ink blotter, one utility box, one calendar frame, one notepad holder, one pen tray, one letter opener and one magnifying glass
enameled and silvered bronze
each piece impressed TIFFANY STUDIOS/NEW YORK with respective model number
long blotter ends: 19 3/8 x 2 1/4 in. (49 x 5.7 cm) each
Overall in very good condition. This expansive set displays variations to the patina across the various pieces, indicating it is likely an assembled set. The bronze surfaces throughout all pieces present with some scattered minor surface scratches, abrasions, discolorations, wear to the silvering and surface soiling concentrated to the recessed contours of the designs consistent with age and use. The bronze surfaces present with some occasional inconsistencies in application of the green paint possibly inherent to production as well as scattered small chips and wear to the paint consistent with age and gentle use. The pen stand presents with a slightly more pronounced area of loss to the painted surface measuring approximately 2 ¾ in. as visible in the catalogue photography. The calendar frame does not retain a clear glass face. The inkstand with a period clear glass liner.
The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.
George A. Kemeny and Donald Miller, Tiffany Desk Treasures: A Collector’s Guide, New York, 2002, pp. 84 (for the paper rack) and 85 (for the pen tray)
William R. Holland, Tiffany Desk Sets, Atglen, PA, 2008, pp. 196-202
Alastair Duncan, Tiffany Lamps and Metalware, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 2019, p. 537, nos. 2150 and 2152