Paper Clip

Object Number: 
1985.25k
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 )
Marks: 
stamped: on underside: "TIFFANY STUDIOS/NEW YORK/971"
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.
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