For auction is a bronze desk set Item made by Tiffany Studios, New York. The item is called a Rocker Blotter and it is done in Tiffany's Studios most sought after red green brown patina. This rocker blotter is part of the highly collected bronze "Zodiac" desk set items. The rocker blotter measures 5 1/2" wide by 2 3/4" deep. It stands only 2" tall and that is to the top of the bronze knob.
The rocker blotter displays an outstanding example of Tiffany Studio's red, green brown patina. The pattern consist of 8 of the 12 different Zodiac signs. The detail is crisp as this was stricken from a crisp mold. This rocker blotter is quite heavy as it is solid bronze with a great patina. The bottom side has a curved piece of oak mounted by a screw that screws into the knob above. There is even symbols on the top surface of the knob.
This rocker blotter is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no dents, or dings. There is no excuses to be made for this item as it is probably the nicest Tiffany Studios Zodiac rocker blotters I have ever owned. The rocker blotter is signed on one side with the impressed "Tiffany Studios New York" mark along with the pattern number "990" for the rocker blotter desk set shape.
Tiffany started using a 3 digit number for his fancy desk set goods after 1902 subsequently this rocker blotter was made early circa 1902-1910. This is a quality item in the Tiffany desk set items. The quality and patina doesn't get much better than this. I'm sure the buyer will be delighted with their purchase.