Tiffany Studios, Zodiac Note Pad Holder, Gold (Dore') Patina, Excellent~~~ - For Sale
Tiffany Studios, Zodiac Note Pad Holder, Gold (Dore') Patina, Excellent~~~
For Sale is a bronze Desk Set Item made by Tiffany Studios, New York. This is called a Note Pad Holder and it is done in Tiffany's Studios most sought after Dore' Patina. This Note Pad is part of the highly collected bronze "Zodiac" Desk Set items. The Note Pad measures 4 5/8" wide by 7 1/2" deep. It stands only 5/8" tall and that is to the top of the hinge on the front side.
The Note Pad displays a wonderful Gold Acid Etched small flake patina. This is called Dore' Patina which means "Gold" in French. There are a total of Eight Zodiac signs on the top of the Bronze Note Pad. The top cover opens and closes with ease as the hinge is working properly. The Patina shows a very nice lightly aged gold patina with minor wear. When these were made they were an even brighter gold and the Acid etched Flakes showed even more brilliantly like the inside of the Note Pad.
The Note Pad is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no dents, or dings to any of the corners. This piece shows minor wear. There is some dark patina staining on the underside. This cannot be seen when displayed and has minimal effect on value. The Note Pad has all of its original Screws as well. The piece is signed on the backside Frame plate with "Tiffany Stvdios New York" Impressed Mark along with the Pattern Number 1187 for the Calendar Frame Number. The spelling of Studio with the letter "V" denotes this as an earlier piece.
Tiffany started using a 3 digit number for his Fancy Desk Set goods after 1902 subsequently this piece was made early circa 1902-1905. This is a quality item in the Tiffany Zodiac Desk Set Items. The Quality and Patina doesn't get much better than this. I'm Sure the Lucky Buyer will be delighted with their purchase.
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