For Sale is a very nice Desk Item made by Tiffany Studios, New York. The Item is called a "Rocker Blotter" and it is done in the "Grapevine" Desk Set Pattern. The Blotter is Tiffany's most desirable with Green Opalescent Favrile Glass and Verdi Green/Brown Patina and a Beaded Border. The Rocker Blotter Stands 1 7/8" tall and is 5 3/4" wide and is 2 15/16" deep.
The Rocker Blotter Displays a wonderful Acid Etched Pattern of Grape Leaves and Grapes over a Green White Opalescent Favrile Art Glass. It is further embellished with a beaded border. The Knob on the Top Middle also has this acid etched Grapevine Pattern and Green White Opal Favrile Glass underneath it. The Verdi Green Brown Patina is just outstanding. The bottom of the Rocker Blotter is Solid Oak and it stills retains its original Blotter Paper attached.
The Rocker Blotter is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no cracks, nicks, chip or dings to any of the Glass. There are a few dings to the metal but nothing too obtrusive. It appears that this piece saw Minimal use as there is usually Damage to the Oak Blotter, or the Glass is Broken, or there is major dents in the metal. This is NOT the case here. I can find very little to complain about with this piece. The Rocker Blotter is signed on the side with the "Tiffany Studios New York" along with No pattern number. This was known as pattern number "995" in the Tiffany Grapevine Catalog of Desk Set Items.
Those of you who collect the Grapevine Desk Set Pattern and want a Museum Quality Rocker Blotter in their collection, look no further. They just don't get any better than this one. It is in excellent condition, has Green Glass, Glass in the Knob, Beaded Border and a Killer Verdi Green Brown Patina. This is the best of the best in Tiffany's Grapevine Rocker Blotters for condition and Patina.
Tiffany started numbering his desk set pieces usually with a 3 digit number after 1902. Since this piece does not have the pattern number and there is glass in the knob this is considered very early. The later ones had all bronze knobs with the etched Grapevine Pattern on top of the metal knob. This Rocker Blotter was made circa 1898-1902.
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