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Tiffany Studios New York "Pine Needle" Gilt Bronze Photo Frame


This "Pine Needle" photo frame, by Tiffany Studios New York, features a mottled white and amber glass, overlaid with gilt bronze cast in an openwork motif of tangled pine needles, as the name suggests. In some instances dense and some so wispy as to be barely visible, the bouquets of overlapping pine needles in this bright, rectangular frame delight and excite the eye. The frame has an oval aperture.


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Item #: T-20026
Artist: Tiffany Studios New York
Country: United States
Circa: 1910
Dimensions: 11.5'' height, 9.5'' width
Materials: Gilt bronze, Glass
Signed: ''Tiffany Studios New York 919''
Literature: Similar frame pictured in Tiffany Desk Sets, by William R. Holland, Atglen, PA: Schiffer, 2008, p. 63, fig. 2-44

It is important to remember when considering the incredible care that Louis Comfort Tiffany employed in creating the composition and technical aspect of this photo frame that the excitement around early photography that was culminating at this time. Though still expensive and reserved largely for the elite, the advent of the Kodak "Brownie," in 1900, made higher quality photography more accessible then ever before, and ignited a craze for having photographs in the home.