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Tiffany Studios New York "Turtleback" Tile Paperweight


A perfect desk accessory, this Tiffany Studios New York "Turtleback" tile paperweight, features a single golden-hued and finely textured "Turtleback" glass tile set in bronze as a weighty form of solidified sunshine, captured in the form of glass. The ethereal glow cast off by the undulating surface of the single, large tile when struck by light softens the sumptuous weight of the glass, creating a complex composition from a single form.

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Item #: L-20343 
Artist: Tiffany Studios New York 
Country: United States
Circa: 1910 
Dimensions: 1.50'' height, 5" width, 6'' length 
Materials: Glass, Bronze 
Signed: ''Tiffany Studios New York 935'' 
Literature: Similar paperweight pictured in Tiffany Lamps and Metalware: An illustrated reference to over 2000 models, by Alastair Duncan, Woodbridge, Suffolk: Antique Collectors' Club, 1988, p. 398, plate 1614

Desk accessories, though smaller in scale than Louis Comfort Tiffany's world-renowned lamps, are celebrated and highly sought after by Tiffany collectors for their nearness to their creator's heart. Tiffany himself experimented most freely and most joyfully on his smaller scale objects, which were often used to decorate his own office.