This bronze pen tray 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 pen tray 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 pen tray is rectangular with an astrological symbol on each end: Pisces and Scorpio. The finish is gold doré, in which the bronze surface is acid-etched for texture and then plated with gold for a soft, burnished look. Factory stamped TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK 1000. Additional etched artisan mark below.
In good condition with spots and areas of dark patina.
Size: 9-3/4 x 3 x 3/8” height
Tiffany Desk Sets by William R. Holland, Schiffer, 2008, p. 29
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