Paperweight

Title:
Paperweight
Date: 
1905-1920
Medium: 
Metal, glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 x 3 1/2 in. ( 2.5 x 8.9 cm )
Description: 
Metal and glass paperweight from desk set; flat circular patinated metal frame holding mottled green glass panel; top of frame cut with design of leaves and vines; pagoda-shaped finial (handle) in center.
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: 
1985.25f
Marks: 
stamped: on underside: "TIFFANY STUDIOS/NEW YORK/936"
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