Desk Accessory

Object Number: 
1985.25g
Date: 
1905-1920
Medium: 
Metal, glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/2 x 2 1/4 in. ( 3.8 x 5.7 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: on underside: "TIFFANY STUDIOS/NEW YORK/981"
Description: 
Patinated metal and glass circular inkwell (part of desk set); metal frame cut in design of leaves and vines encloses mottled green glass panel; glass ink receptacle missing.
Gallery Label: 
The "Etched Metal and Glass" desk set, as it was called in Tiffany Studios' 1920 catalog, was one of more than fifteen desk set patterns offered at the Tiffany Studios' showrooms. Patterns included as many as thirty different pieces, allowing clients to customize their own sets.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Arthur D. Berliss, Jr., Ruth B. Ciner, and Marian B. Katzenstein in memory of their parents Arthur D. Berliss, Sr. and Marie K. Berliss
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group