TIFFANY STUDIOS, ZODIAC LETTER OPENER, GOLD ACID ETCHED
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For Sale is a hard to find Desk Set Item made by Tiffany Studios, New York. The Item is a "Letter Opener" and it is done in one of Tiffany's most desirable Desk set patterns known as "Zodiac". The Letter opener is 10 1/2" wide or long by 5/16" tall or thick and 7/8" deep at its deepest part which is the Handle end.
The Letter Opener Displays a Wonderful Gold Acid Etched small flake patina. There are Zodiac signs on each side of the handle. One side is showing a Scorpion for the sign "Scorpio" and the other side is showing the Scales for the sign "Libra". The Patina shows a very nice natural aging over the gold and has not been polished. When these were made they were a bright gold and the Acid etched Flakes showed even more brilliantly.
The Letter Opener is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no cracks, nicks, dents or dings to the Metal. The opener end shows a little out of shape but nothing to deter value. The Letter Holder is Properly Signed with the Impressed "Tiffany Studios New York 1095" Mark. The strike is clear and very legible. This is known as Desk Set Item Number 1095 in the Tiffany Studios Desk Set.
Truly a quality find in Excellent Natural aged Condition. Tiffany started a standard numbering system with his desk set pieces. They were usually impressed with a 3 digit number and this was done after 1902. Since this does have a number I would guess this to have been made very early Circa, 1902-1915.
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- Width: 10.5 inches
- Height: 0.32 inch
- Depth: 0 inch
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