The Nautical Desk Set was one of the most sculptural produced by Tiffany Studios, with each piece depicting “varied motifs of the sea,” often incorporating highly detailed motifs in both high and low relief. Period sales catalogues distributed by Tiffany Studios note that this set was “of unusual interest”
Tiffany Studios often produced two sizes of Blotter Ends for each Desk Set. These Large Blotter Ends from the Nautical set feature a series of depictions of maritime motifs in low relief, including seahorses, seashells and sailing ships, each framed by a pattern of stylized waves.
Tiffany Studios mainly produced this set in a patina noted for its “soft green tones” as described in Tiffany Desk Sets, a sales pamphlet produced by Tiffany Studios around 1910; the company noted that the set could also be finished in brown or gold patina.
Height: ⅜ inches (1 cm)
Width: 2 ⅜ inches (5.1 cm)
Length: 19 ¼ inches (48.9 cm)