The patina on the metal is the most desirable green/brown. The stained glass is the green/white opalescent Favrile glass. The round platform on the top is 1 7/8 in diameter.
The left, right and back. The top round disk that held the letter even has this acid etched pattern as well as the top plate of the scale underneath that. It is marked Crescent Postal Scale and has a date of January 31st 1899 in the lower right hand corner. There is some earlier dates to the left but this is the latest one.The mechanism was made by Crescent but the acid etched pattern and metal along with the patina was done by Tiffany Studios. This is one the hardest items to find in the Pine Needle desk set items along with the magnifying glass. This happens to be one the most desirable and rarest of the Tiffany Pine Needle desk set pieces to acquire without glass damage. The only issues is a ding in the back left hand corner of the metal. The patina is very good but does show signs of wear!
I'm quite sure this was from dropping it. It is amazing that none of the glass ever broke.This is all considered minor and does not take away from the piece. Tiffany Studios assigned a 3 digit pattern number to their desk set pieces after 1902.
Up until then they were only signed "Tiffany Studios" or "Tiffany Studios New York". Since this one has a 3 digit number it was made after 1902. This piece was part of Tiffany Studios Fancy Goods line. CLEMENTS ANTIQUES OF NEW HAMPSHIRE STOREFRONT. Please wait for my Invoice before paying.
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The item "TIFFANY STUDIOS, PINE NEEDLE POSTAGE SCALE, GREEN GLASS, PATINA, NICE" is in sale since Saturday, March 23, 2019. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Art Glass\North American\Tiffany". The seller is "lastminute713" and is located in Tilton, New Hampshire.
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