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Tiffany Studios New York "Zodiac" Inkwell

A gilt bronze “Zodiac” inkwell by Tiffany Studios New York. The inkwell 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.

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Item #: T-21519
Artist: Tiffany Studios New York
Country: United States
Circa: 1900
Dimensions: 2.25" height, 4" width, 4" depth.
Materials: Gilt Bronze, Enamel
Signed: Tiffany Studios New York 842
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.