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Tiffany Studios New York "Zodiac" Magnifying Glass


A marvelous desk accessory from Tiffany Studios New York, this "Zodiac" magnifying glass with an etched, gilt bronze handle is the perfect tool to study your other Tiffany works in greater detail. Featuring a psuedo-celtic design of intricate but structured linear patterning, the decorated handle of the piece brings to mind the motifs of the ancient world. An etched and similarly stylized "scorpio" symbol appears at the very base of the handle, framed by a simple halo.

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Item #: T-20345
Artist: Tiffany Studios New York
Country: United States
Circa: 1900
Size: 8.5" length
Materials: Glass, Gilt Bronze
Signed: "Tiffany Studios 928"
Literature: Tiffany Desk Sets by William R. Holland, Atglen, PA: 2008, pp. 19-39; Tiffany Lamps and Metalware by Alistair Duncan, Woodbridge, Suffolk: 2019, p. 452, no. 1800 

For more information about how the signs of the Zodiac captured the imaginations of turn of the century artists like Tiffany, look to our "Celestial Beings: The Birth of Astrology" article in the From Our Study section of the Macklowe Gallery website.