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Pen Holder

Object Number: 
1985.25j
Date: 
1905-1920
Medium: 
Metal, glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 1/2 x 5 x 2 in. ( 8.9 x 12.7 x 5.1 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: on tag attached to back of frame: "TIFFANY STUDIOS/NEW YORK/1003"
Description: 
Pen holder (from desk set) composed of metal frame with inset panel of mottled green glass; frame is rectangular with shaped edges, and leans backward on curved supports; metal cut with pattern of leaves and vines; three rows of curved hooks to support pens.
Gallery Label: 
The "Etched Metal and Glass" desk set, as it was called in Tiffany Studios' 1920 catalog, was one of more than fifteen desk set patterns offered at the Tiffany Studios' showrooms. Patterns included as many as thirty different pieces, allowing clients to customize their own sets.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Arthur D. Berliss, Jr., Ruth B. Ciner, and Marian B. Katzenstein in memory of their parents Arthur D. Berliss, Sr. and Marie K. Berliss
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group