Tiffany Studios, Pine Needle Inkwell Gold Dore Patina - For Sale
Tiffany Studios, Pine Needle Inkwell Gold Dore Patina
For Sale I have a Lovely Inkwell made by Tiffany Studios of New York. The Inkwell is done in the "Pine Needle" Pattern. The patina on the metal is the very desirable Gold or as the French Say "Dore'" Patina or Finish. The Stained Glass under the overlay is the Beige or Carmel Slag Favrile Opalescent Glass. The Inkwell stands 3 1/8" Tall and is 3 1/8" Square.
The Inkwell displays an Acid Etched Pine Needle Overlay Pattern on Beige or Caramel Opalescent Glass. The Inkwell sits on 4 Bun Style Feet. The Patina is good but it does show some signs of wear. The Inkwell still has its original Clear Glass Insert for Ink. These are commonly missing from these Inkwells and many times when they are found with them the Inkwell Insert is Damaged. This one is not. It is actually in excellent condition with no chips or dings to the insert.
The Inkwell itself is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no cracks, nicks, or chips to any of the Glass. There appears to be an ink stains inside the Cap and along the area under the Inkwell Insert. This area also shows sign of wear. I will recommend a little secret in cleaning these Inkwell Stains. You can soak it in Rubbing Alcohol or Ammonia. This will lift the ink quite nicely. I just don't have the time to do this and I will leave that to the winner. The rest of the Gold could be cleaned as it shows signs of dirt. The Buyer could do this very carefully without taking off the finish.
The Hinge is in excellent Condition as the Cover opens and closes with ease. The Inkwell is signed on the bottom with the "Tiffany Studios New York" impressed mark along one side along with the pattern number "845" impressed to the right of it. There is also the numbers 1489 lightly etched above the impressed signature marks. This is my firm belief that this was the Tiffany Studio's way of marking their orders such as an Invoice or work Order Number.
Those of you who are looking for an nice example of this Inkwell in the Pine Needle Pattern will be pleased with their purchase. This piece was made circa 1900-1920.
Instruments and Implements Antique Pens and Desk Accessories