The box stands 3 1516" tall and is 3 1/16" wide and 1 1/4 deep. This card box displays a beautiful Tiffany green/brown patina with some red undertones. The acid etched pattern of Pine Needles has been a popular pattern amongst LCT, Tiffany Favrile collectors for many years.
This is an early example of the Pine Needle pattern as it is not the same on both sides and suspect it was the first design of this acid etched pattern that the Studios made. This card box has the green opalescent Favrile stained glass. This is considered to be the most desirable of the desk set pieces to collect. The top lid and hinge works with ease and when opened it displays 1 compartment to house 1 deck of playing cards.
The ca rd box is considered to be in very good to excellent co ndition as there are no cracks, nicks, chips or dings to any of the gl ass. There is a small indent to the top lid and fortunately the glass didnt break. T he patina is rich and strong and shows minor signs of wear. This c ard box is signed on the bottom with the earliest micro font impressed "Tiffany Studios New York" signature mark.There is no number present which means this is very early. This card box is about as good as it gets. These are considered rare to find in the desk set items. There were not a lot of these made like the Blotter Ends, Rocker Blotters and inkwells. These when found are usually substantial damage but this one only has a small dent.
It displays all the bells and whistles as it has the green/brown patina with red undertones, a nd green Favrile opalescent stained g lass with absolutely no damage to any of the glass. Tiffany started using a 3 digit numbering system after 1902. Since this has no number it would have been made very early in the beginning years. CLEMENTS ANTIQUES OF NEW HAMPSHIRE STOREFRONT. Please wait for my Invoice before paying.Sign up for Mailing List. Call Clements Antiques of New Hampshire. I will answer most questions usually within a few hours. The item "TIFFANY STUDIOS, PINE NEEDLE CARD BOX, SINGLE DECK, GREEN GLASS PATINA, HTF ITEM" is in sale since Friday, September 18, 2020.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Metalware". The seller is "lastminute713" and is located in Tilton, New Hampshire. This item can be shipped worldwide.