Inkwell with Glass Insert

Inkwell with Glass Insert
Title
Inkwell with Glass Insert
Date 
1905-1920
Medium 
Metal, glass
Dimensions 
Overall: 3 1/2 x 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 in. ( 8.9 x 8.3 x 8.3 cm )
Description 
Metal and glass inkwell (part of desk set); square form on ball feet with hinged round lid; octagonal colorless glass insert; metal frame with beaded edges holds panels of mottled green glass; frame cut with design of vines and leaves.
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 
1985.25i
Marks 
stamped: on underside: "TIFFANY STUDIOS/NEW YORK/845"
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.
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Creative: Tronvig Group