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William Holland
3642 Savannah Hwy
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Charleston/Johns Island, SC 29455

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Tiffany Desk Sets by William R. Holland. Released November, 2008

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BOOK DETAILS:

Over 630 color pictures covering all 24 desk set patterns

Non-pictured items are identified and listed by desk set pattern and Tiffany item number

280 pages

Large format: 9 x 12" hardbound book on heavy paper

Rarity guide for all known desk set pieces in all 24 patterns

Tiffany Master List of over 1900 items made by Tiffany Studios and 200 items made by Tiffany Furnaces

Information on patina, types of glass used, signatures, early copies and examples from competing companies

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Additions and Corrections
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ADDITIONS

Zodiac

Cigar cutter, no number, 4 x 1". Rarity 7


Pen, The design looks almost like the Chinese pen's with many abstract curvy lines. You can isolate some of the Zodiac elements, but no specific astrological figures are included in the design due to lack of space. Lengths vary, averaging about 7".

Pine Needle & Grapevine

Grapevine Extra Large Box,  16x10x5". Rarity 7+



Grapevine Writing Set [Portable Desk], with inkwell, glass-covered stamp compartments and nib tray, hinged blotter pad with storage compartment and integral pen tray below it, #829, 8 1/2x11 1/2". Rarity 7+

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Pine Needle Clock and Barometer, no number, and back view showing the unit disassembled, number unknown, 10 x 3 1/2 x 6". Rarity 7+

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Pine Needle blotter ends, miniature, no number, 9 1/2" long. Unknown item in this small size until recently. Rarity 7

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Pine Needle pen wipe with chamois petals. this variant has a pierced and stitched design. #983, 5 x 1". Photo courtesy of James Julia Auction Co.

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Pine Needle powder jar, #839, 4 1/2 x 3 1/2".

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Pine Needle leaded-panel shade, filigree and bent glass, dome 12" diameter .


Pine Needle photograph frame, no number, 24 1/2 x 12 1/2". Rarity 6


Pine Needle photograph frame, no number, 25 x 14 1/2". Rarity 6


Grapevine medium carriage clock, flat on top, 3 1/2 x 2 3/4 x 6 1/4". Rarity 5

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Grapevine blotter corners, set of 4, no number, 8 1/2 x 5 3/4 x 5 3/4". Early variant of Figure 3-29 on page 90.

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Pinecone desk lamp base, #445, 16" tall with Grapevine leaded-panel shade, #1405, 10" diameter.

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Grapevine heat cap, no number, 3 1/4". Rarity 6

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Grapevine key for jewel or cigar box. no number, 1". Rarity 4


Abalone

Abalone letter rack. #1156, 6x2x4 1/2".


Abalone stamp box variant, (probably early), no number, 4 x 2 x 1". Rarity 7


Abalone spindle, #1161, 4 x 4 x 8".


Abalone clock, #1143, 4 x 4 x 2 1/2".


Abalone matchsafe, #1146, 2 1/2 x 1 3/4 x 1".

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Abalone thermometer, #1167, 8 1/2 x 4".

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Abalone assembled desk set.
Photo courtesy Sotheby's

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Abalone pen, unmarked, but all pens are #1010, 7". Rarity 6

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Abalone utility box, same as figure 5-16 but with a 'fitted and finished on all sides' insert for stamps. Rarity 7

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Abalone photograph frames, (left) no number, 13 3/4 x 9", (right) #1147, 14 x 12".
The FIVE known Abalone Photograph frames:
#1145 is 6 x 8 1/2" with a rectangular opening.
#1147 is 11 1/4 x 14 1/4" with a rectangular opening.
#1171 is 1 1/4 x 7 1/4" with an oval opening.
#1179 is 7 x 9" with a rectangular opening.
No number is 13 3/4 x 9" with a rectangular opening.
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Pen rack, #1155, 5 1/2 x 4".

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Abalone photograph frame, #1171, 7 1/4 x 10".

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Abalone inkwells, (left), large, #1157, 4 x 4 x 4 1/4", (right) small, #1148, 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 x 2 1/2".

Calendar Frame & Letter Rack Combo, no number, 6.75x3x5.5". This is pictured in the book, figure 5-18. This is a better picture of this rare piece.

Venetian

Venetian letter opener, #1685. (The picture in my book is mistakenly of a Ninth Century letter opener.)

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Venetian cribbage score pad, no number, 3 1/2 x 7". Rarity 7


Venetian spindle, #1687, 3 1/2 x 8".


American Indian
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American Indian double pen holder, #2109, holds two Waterman or Parker black celluloid pens, 6x4 1/4"
Oddly, none of the Tiffany single or double pen holders were made to accommodate the Tiffany [model #1010] metal pens.

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American Indian paper clip, #1190, 4 x 3".

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American Indian letter rack, #1193, 6 1/2 x 2 x 4 1/2".

Chinese

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Chinese desk/piano lamp, #642, 9 x 4 x 9". Rarity 4

Graduate
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Graduate note pad, #1808, pen tray, #1798 and pen wipe, #1794. The inkwell with pen rest, rocker blotter and blotter corners are in the Miniature pattern. Both sets were sold with and without 'pink for girls, blue for boys' colored highlights.

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Graduate desk/piano lamp, #413, 9 1/2  x 5 x 7 1/2".

Modeled
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Modeled calendar frame, #1118, 6 x 5 1/4".

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Modeled pen, unmarked, but all pens are #1010, 7".

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Modeled clock, #1121, 5 x 2 1/2 x 6".


Modeled set with 19" blotter ends, #1110; inkwell, #1112; pen tray, #1113; rare cigar box, #1114; rocker blotter, #115; letter opener, #1117; paper clip, #1119; notepad holder, #1120; match holder and ashtray, #1122; pen wipe, #1123; bookends, #1126; stamp box, #1130; and the pen, #1010.

Ninth Century

Ninth Century adjustable bookrack, no number, 14 x 6 x 5 1/2". Extends to 22 1/2". Rarity 7


Ninth Century playing card case for a single deck of cards, #1636, 4x4x1". Rarity 5.

Nautical

Nautical double pen stand, #2112, holds two Waterman or Parker black celluloid pens, 7 x 5".
Oddly, none of the Tiffany single or double pen holders were made to accommodate the Tiffany [model #1010] metal pens.

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Nautical pen, with prominent seahorse, #1010, 7"

Art Deco
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Art Deco match holder and ashtray, #367, 5 x 5 x 4".

Spanish

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Spanish daily memorandum calendar, #2002.

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Spanish reading glass, #1898, 8 1/2 x 4".

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Spanish bookends, #2007, 5 1/2 x 5 3/4". Rarity 5

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A nice set of Spanish desk pieces, including the lamp. Note that some have black or red highlights in the recessed areas. The double pen stand is missing the Bakelite pen holders. The cigarette box, on left, is a stand alone piece, not matching any pattern, possibly #1818. The bookends are in the Venetian pattern.

Byzantine
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Byzantine thermometer, #1015, 7 3/4 x 2 1/2". This one is marked #5736. Rarity 7

Double X
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Double X footed compote, #519, 8 x 2 3/4".

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Double X seven piece set: Pen tray, #380, rocker blotter, calendar frame (vertical format variant) #387, 4 x 5 1/2", letter opener, #382, 6", paper rack, #386,  inkwell, #385, 4 x 4 x 3 1/2", cigarette box, #130, 6 1/4 x 3 3/4 x 2 1/4".

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Double X blotter ends, #383, 16 1/2".

Etched Crosier

Etched Crosier paper rack, #1878, 9 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 2 1/2".


Royal Copper

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Royal Copper paper rack, #1769, 10 x 5 3/4 x 2 1/2".

Miniature
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Miniature inkwell with pen rest, #1601, rocker blotter, #1602 and blotter corners, #1600. Note pad, pen tray and pen wipe are in the Graduate pattern.

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Miniature stamp box with no color highlights, #1605, 2 1/2 x 2 x 1 1/4''.  



Miscellaneous Designs and Variants

Reticulated Inkwell with camas flower design, #848, 7 x 4". Rarity 5


Inkwell, with primitive Tree of Life design, no number, 7 x 3 3/4". [Duncan figure #1706]. Rarity 5


Bell, #1061, 2x2 3/4". Rarity 6. (This is pictured in my book, figure 26-13, page 230.)

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Pen, unknown pattern, unmarked, but all pens are #1010, 7".


Tiffany Furnaces note pad with Egyptian motif, #601, 4 x 5". Rarity 5


Inkwell, round with crinkle lid, 4 1/4 x 2 3/4". Rarity 6


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Paperweight, Lizard, #1106, 5" long. Rarity 7
The Lizard. The rarest of the animal paperweights. Not pictured in any reference book. Listed in the original Tiffany 1906 catalog/price list, my desk set book and in Duncan's book.

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Bookends, similar to Graduate pattern but with rose window embellishments, #1864, 5 x 6". Rarity 5

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Pencil holder, no number, 6". Rarity 5

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Photograph frames, (left) #2011, 10 1/4 x 12 3/8". Rarity 4, (right) #1084, 9 x 11". Rarity 4.


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Inkwell, Centaur, no number. 4 1/4 x 3 x 3". Rarity 5

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Bridge pad holder, Egyptian design, #608, 3 x 7 3/4". Rarity 6

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Inkwell, triple, #1071, revolving base. 4 1/4 x 6 1/4". Rarity 6


Inkwell, Pagoda (two variants), #2055, unusual-these have removable rather than hinged lids, 10 1/2 x 10 1/2 x 4". Rarity 6


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Cigarette box, #1817, 4 3/4 x 3 5/8 x 1 3/4". Rarity 4



Tiffany Furnaces Clock, #650A, 10 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 10". Rarity 6

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Tiffany Furnaces Cigarette box, #122, plain sides, jeweled scarabs on top corners, squared ball feet, 5 1/2 x 3 x 1 1/4". Rarity 5

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Tiffany Furnaces tray or charger, #304, 12" diameter. Rarity 3

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Tiffany Furnaces tray, #433, plain center, enamel inserts in ornate pierced border, 8". Rarity 4


Tiffany Furnaces bookends, #609, stylized tree of life pattern, enamel highlights, 5 3/4 x 3 3/4". Rarity 4

Tiffany & Co. and Other Makers

Riviere Studios mucilage pot



Zentrum Studios Grape Arbor frame (2008-present) with Zentrum style filigree and beading.
The construction is similar but not the same as Tiffany's Grapevine pattern. The frame is prominently marked with a soldered tag on the easel back. The two above photos are courtesy of zentrumstudios where you will find other Grape Arbor products for comparison.

 

Patina and other Metal Finishes

Very desirable brown/green/red patina on the bottom of an early unlisted inkwell.

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Acid-etched statuary bronze patina, shown on the back of a paper clip.

 

Types of Glass Used in Pine Needle, Grapevine and Other Etched Metal & Glass Pieces
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Tiffany picture frame, #947, showing mottled dichroic Tiffany glass..

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Tiffany picture frame (rounded corner variant) #946, with mottled dichroic Tiffany glass, backlit (L), unlit (R) and the back of the frame, below.

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One fancy style of easel used on Tiffany frames. Note the difference from the Zentrum Studios modern knock-off pictured earlier.

 

Identifying Marks
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Signatures common to many Tiffany Furnaces pieces.


ADDITIONS to text and lists:
Page 18:     #414 Piano lamp, Zodiac, 11 x 4 x 9 3/4"
Page 18:     #1010  Pen, Zodiac, 6-7"
Page 47:     #1010  Pen, Pine Needle, 6-7"
Page 47:     Blotter ends, Pine Needle, miniature, no number, 9 1/2"
Page 47:     Photograph frame, Pine Needle, no number, 24 1/2 x 12 1/2"

Page 80:     #1010  Pen, Grapevine, 6-7"
Page 107:    #1010  Pen, Abalone, 6-7"
Page 107:    #2107  Pen stand, double, Abalone, 7 1/2 x 4 1/4"
Page 107:    #2107A  Pen stand, single, Abalone, 4 1/2 x 3 1/2"
Page 115:    #1010  Pen, Venetian, 6-7"
Page 115:    no number, Cribbage score pad, Venetian, 3 1/2 x 7"
Page 126:    #1010  Pen, American Indian, 6-7"
Page 132:    #642 Piano lamp, Chinese, 9 x 4 x 9"
Page 132:    #1010  Pen, Chinese, 6-7"
Page 139:    #1010  Pen, Graduate, 6-7"
Page 147:    #1010  Pen, Adam, 6-7"
Page 153:    #1010  Pen, Bookmark, 6-7"
Page 172:    #1010  Pen, Louis XVI, 6-7"
Page 175;    Adjustable bookrack, Ninth Century, no number, 14 x 6 x 5 1/2". Extends to 22 1/2"
Page 175:    #1010  Pen, Ninth Century, 6-7"
Page 182:    #1010  Pen, Nautical, 6-7"
Page 218:    #1876 Pen Tray, Etched Crosier, 8 1/2 x 2 1/4" Rarity 4
Page 2
23:    Photograph frame, #915, 6 1/4 x 7 3/4"

CORRECTIONS to text and lists:
Page 18:      Scissors. Change number from 103_ to 1032
Page 19, 28, 39, back cover: The pen is Grapevine pattern, not Zodiac. A Zodiac pen is pictured on Page 9
Page 43:      Figure 1-63. Lamp is #414. Change size to 11 x 4 1/4 x 9 3/4"
Page 46       #877 should read: Clock, medium carriage, flat on top, Pine Needle, 3 1/2 x 2 3/4 x 6 1/4". Rarity 6
Page 79       #877 should read: Clock, medium carriage, flat on top, Grapevine, 3 1/2 x 2 3/4 x 6 1/4". Rarity 6
Page 79:      #916. Change size to 12x14"
Page 103:    Desk tray should be in the Grapevine pattern chapter, as identified by the filigree on the handles

Page 117:    Figure #1-10 pictures a Ninth Century letter opener, not a Venetian opener
Page 268:    1537 Leaded shade, Laburnum, 27". Change to 24"
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125:    Figure 6-21. Change number to Figure 6-28.

ADDITIONS/CORRECTIONS to Tiffany Studios Appendix:
  414     Desk/piano lamp, Zodiac, 11 x 4 1/4 x 9 3/4"
  637     Lamp base, round dished platform topped with acanthus leaf and "C" arm, 12"
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42     Desk/Piano lamp, Chinese, 9 x 4 x 9"
  713     Flower vase mount, 4 out-swept legs with acanthus leaves, for Favrile insert, 20"
  71
4     Flower vase mount, wire decoration, round base, for Favrile insert, 16"
  877     Clock, medium carriage, flat on top, Grapevine or Pine Needle, 3 1/2 x 2 3/4 x 6 1/4"
  915     Photograph frame, 6 1/4 x 7 3/4" 
1010     Pen, lengths vary from 6-7" including the nib
1078     Photograph frame, busy floral/deco border, multi-layered spoked-wheel feet, 9 1/2 x 12 1/2"
1084     Photograph frame, thin Greek key variant border,  9x11"
2007     Bookends, Spanish, 5 1/2 x 5 3/4"
2011     Photograph frame, geometric border, 10 1/4 x 12 3/8"
2107     Pen stand, double, Abalone, 7 1/2 x 4 1/4"
2107A  Pen stand, single, Abalone, 4 1/2 x 3 1/2"
no #     Blotter ends, Pine Needle, miniature, no number, 9 1/2"
no #     Book rack, Ninth Century, adjustable, 14 x 6 x 5 1/2"
no #     Photograph frame, Abalone, 13 3/4 x 9", rectangular 5 x 8 1/2" opening

ADDITIONS/CORRECTIONS to Tiffany Furnaces Appendix:
  62      Photograph frame, smooth and acid-etched gold finish, oval 3x4" opening, 5x6"
  84      Candlelamp, double, oval base w/enamel flowers on edge, paw feet, 2 arms hold wire mesh shades, 10 x 17"
106      Box, Favrile glass, rectangular, textured glass in 4 sides, top and bottom, 6x4x2"
 91      Lamp base, flower petal bottom, bulbous glass vase, 2 sockets, adjustable, for wire mesh shade, 18" tall

122      Cigarette box, plain sides, jeweled scarabs on top corners, squared ball feet, 5 1/2 x 3 x 1 1/4"
126      Covered urn, bulbous bottom with cylindrical neck, rope decoration with conical lid, 17 1/4"
135      Cigarette box, Sailing Ship medallion, as #406, against dore''' background, removable lid, 3 1/4 x 3 1/2"
136      Cigarette holder, Sailing Ship medallion in center of round lid, Favrile glass jar, 3 1/2 x 3 1/4"
174      Vase, trumpet shaped with decorative enamel foot, 10" tall
318      Dish, with removable Favrile insert, 3 1/2"
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23      Coaster set, 3 plain gold coasters with enamel decorated handled holder
433      Tray, plain center, enamel inserts in ornate pierced border, 8"

443      Plate, ornate allover decoration, 9 3/4"
450      Candelabra, two arms, oval glass insets on round base, diamond-shaped starburst finial, 15 3/4"
512      Tray, plain center, attached handles, enamel inserts with floral design, 9 3/4"
513      Tazza, oval floral enamel adornments on front and back, 8 3/4"

521      Footed compote, plain gold with ornate border, 6 x 3"
526      Footed compote, plain gold with ornate border, 8 1/2 x 2 1/2"
609      Bookends, stylized tree of life pattern, enamel highlights, 5 3/4 x 3 3/4"
703      Cigarette box, cylindrical, plain side with turtleback tile lid, 3 3/4"
815      Ashtray, with Favrile glass insert, 5" diamater
896      Lamp shade, Wire Mesh, conical with daisies, 7 1/4 x 12 1/2"
If a letter appears after the number on a Furnaces piece it usually indicates the same item with a different finish or coloration.

 

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