Paper Clip

Paper Clip
Title
Paper Clip
Date 
1905-1920
Medium 
Metal, glass
Dimensions 
Overall: 1 1/2 x 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. ( 3.8 x 6.4 x 8.9 cm )
Description 
Patinated metal and glass paper clip (part of desk set) consisting of two rectangular sections connected with spring mechanism; top section a metal panel enclosing mottled green glass and cut with design of leaves and vines; bottom panel solid metal with beaded edge.
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 
1985.25k
Marks 
stamped: on underside: "TIFFANY STUDIOS/NEW YORK/971"
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