For sale is a card tray and it is made by Tiffany Studios, New York. The card tray or bowl stands 1 5/16" tall and has a diameter of 8 7/8". This patina is known as a gold acid etched or dore' finish. This is actually 18 kt gold plate on top of the acid etched finish. The base metal is brass.
The pattern is a very pleasing Arts and Crafts pattern consisting of acid etching on metal. Tiffany used different sizes for the etched snowflakes. This one is the smallest of the flakes. It consists of a stepped bowl done in a gold (dore') acid etched small metal flake finish. This finish is on both sides of the bowl.
The piece is considered to be in excellent condition as the only issues to report is some darker spots on both sides of the card tray. This can be cleaned but I will leave that up to the new owner. When these were made they were a bright gold. The card tray is signed on the underside bottom edge with the impressed "Tiffany Stvdios New York" with a V instead of the letter U signature. There is also the pattern number of "1708" impressed as well. There are the numbers "25722" lightly etched by the impressed signature mark. This is more than likely a special order number and can only be seen with a magnifier glass.
This will make a wonderful addition to those collecting desk set pieces made by L.C.T. Tiffany Studios especially in the gold (dore') pattern. The impressed mark using the letter "V" in Studios denotes this as an earlier piece. This piece was made circa 1895-1905.