For sale is a lovely pen tray made by Tiffany Studios of New York, New York. The pen tray is done in the "Pine Needle" pattern. The patina on the metal is the very popular real gold gilt patina. The stained glass is the beige opalescent Favrile. The pen tray is 9 5/8" wide, 2 3/4" deep and stands 3/4" tall.
This pen tray displays an acid etched Pine Needle overlay pattern on a beige or cream opalescent glass. It has 2 pen or pencil holders crossing the inside of the etched pine needle overlay. You can use up to 3 pens comfortably and could probably fit 6 inside the holders. This pen tray sits on 4 bun style feet. This is a rather hard to find desk item without major gold patina loss. The patina is extremely nice on this one!
The pen tray is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no cracks, nicks, or chips to any of the glass. The only issues are is a few flea indents on the side and creases in the underside bottom. The pen tray sits nice and even and shows no sign of damage on the front and top views. The pen tray is properly signed on the bottom with the "Tiffany Studios New York" impressed mark along one end with the pattern number "1004" impressed just to the right of it.
This is a very nice Pine Needle desk set Item and the gold patina was considered to be a more expensive finish than the green/brown patina. The Pine Needle pattern was one of the first desk set patterns created by Tiffany Studios. Tiffany started using a 3 digit numbering system after 1902. Since this has a 3 digit number this pen/pencil holder was made circa 1905-1920. Those of you who are looking for an excellent example of this pen holder in the Pine Needle pattern with gold patina will be delighted with their purchase.