For sale is a desk set item made by Tiffany Studios of New York. The item is a picture frame. The picture frame is done in the "Chinese" desk set pattern.The patina on the metal is the most desirable gold or dore' patina with an acid etched texture. The frame measures 8 3/4" tall by 6 3/4" wide. The picture window area measures 3 7/8" wide by 5 1/2" tall from standing measurement.
The calendar displays an acid etched small snowflake gold patina with arts and crafts styled incised lines in black relief. This pattern is similar to the American Indian pattern by Tiffany Studios as it shows its strong arts and crafts influence. The frame is heavy and solid with geometric designs that were probably influenced from the Bronze Age.
This picture frame is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no cracks, nicks, or dents to the frame. It is signed on the backside of the frame with the impressed mark, "Tiffany Studios New York" along with the pattern number "1761" also impressed just underneath. Tiffany started using a 3 digit numbering system after 1902. Since this has a 4 digit number this picture frame was made circa 1910-1920. Those of you who are looking for an excellent example of this frame it doesn't get any better than this one. This is the finest quality Tiffany Chinese pattern frame I have ever offered for auction.
Tiffany Chinese pattern picture frames are quite rare. They rarely come up for sale. Those decorating with arts and crafts, mission style with Stickley furniture will welcome this as an accessory in the home. I'm quite sure the buyer will be delighted with their purchase!! I'm positive~~~