Louis C. Tiffany Furnaces, Inc. produced the Art Moderne Desk Set around 1920. The set, which was retailed by Tiffany Studios, was designed and produced as with what was seen to be a “modern” style of decoration in keeping with the changing tastes of the Art Deco period. As such, over time this desk set has come to be known by Tiffany collectors as the “Art Deco” Desk Set.
This gilt bronze pen tray features the rare inclusion of an original bronze dip pen with matching decoration in the rectilinear recesses of inset enamel in variegated shades of blue. On the pen tray, the tones in the enamel border shift to darker blue near the corners while the larger rectangular recesses near the centers are lighter blue with flecks of gold..
This example of original Tiffany Metalwork is stamped with firm’s marks and model number.
Pen: 6 ⅜" long
Pen Tray: 9" long x 2 ¾" wide