This paper rack was designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933) and manufactured by Tiffany Studios, New York (between 1900-1933). Tiffany produced 24 different desk-set designs with a typical set containing an inkwell, pen tray, paper rack, rocker blotter, and blotter ends. Some patterns contained more than 80 different pieces. They weren’t mass-produced and were sold separately so a buyer could pick and choose what they needed.
This paper rack is in the Zodiac pattern which represents the twelve astrological signs of the Zodiac. It typically features an astrological symbol surrounded by an intertwining woven organic pattern.
The paper rack has two slots for paperwork and showcases eight astrological signs: Libra, Cancer, Sagittarius, Leo, Aquarius, Taurus, Gemini, and Aries. The back repeats Libra, Cancer, and Sagittarius signs and the sides have a spiral design. The finish is Brown Patina, a chemical process was used to change the surface color of the bronze to brown. Factory stamped TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK 1009 Additional etched artisan mark below
In good condition with a light residue in the relief areas, the left panel shows some paint (?) scuff or patina.
Size: 9-1/2 wide by 6-1/8 high by 2-3/8” deep
Tiffany Desk Sets by William R. Holland, Schiffer, 2008, p. 23
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