Tiffany Studios New York 14-Piece "Zodiac" Desk Set
A gilt bronze 14-Piece “Zodiac” Desk Set by Tiffany Studios New York; comprising two inkstands with glass liners, one pair of long blotter ends, one pair of short blotter ends, one pen tray, one paperclip, one letter rack, one memoranda calendar, one cigarette box, one paperweight, one letter opener and one magnifying glass. Each item included in the set features intricate pseudo-Celtic patterning interspersed with circular elements in sky blue, each of which features a stylized depiction of one of the 12 signs of the Zodiac, all executed in enamel.
- Product Details
- Curator's Notes
Item #: T-20290
Artist: Tiffany Studios New York
Materials: Gilt Bronze, Enamel
Signed: each piece impressed "Tiffany Studios New York" with respective model number
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. 429, no. 1756 (for the calendar frame); p. 465, no. 1879 (for the bookends); pp. 482, no. 1946 and 483, no. 1951 (for the match stand); p. 488, no. 1977 (for the cigarette and cigar boxes); pp. 490, no. 1982 and 493, no. 1995 (for the utility box); pp. 518-519, nos. 2071-2074 (for the set)
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.