Desk Accessory

Desk Accessory
Title
Desk Accessory
Date 
1905-1920
Medium 
Metal, glass
Dimensions 
Overall: 1 1/2 x 2 1/4 in. ( 3.8 x 5.7 cm )
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.
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
Object Number 
1985.25g
Marks 
stamped: on underside: "TIFFANY STUDIOS/NEW YORK/981"
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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group