When Tiffany Studios reorganized into Tiffany Furnaces, they added enameling to their repetoire, which is the highlight of this wonderful, totally original clock. It's actually in good working order, having been to a clockmaker recently. Usually I sell clocks as decorative items and don't guarantee the mechanism, but not in this case. Sold originally by Tiffany & Co. It's signed Tiffany & Co. on the face and Louis C. Tiffany Furnaces, Inc. on the underside of the case. The mechanism is by Chelsea, one of the finest of American makers.
I don't sell many Tiffany Studios candelabra because there's usually one kind of problem or another. So when I had the opportunity to purchase a rare, fine example from a prestigious Washington, DC collection, I didn't hesitate.
This example has everything you want. It's big and impressive, with 4 branches. It has jewelled tops. The bobeches are original. The original patina is superb and finally the snuffer is present.
15" tall x 14½" wide. Impressed signature underneath "TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK 1265". Beautiful original condition.
Item #: 2611105
Sold for $6,400 in 2017
Tiffany Studios, Bookends
Rare Buddha bookends. Nice condition with normal wear to the gold.
Item #: 51236
Tiffany Studios, Bulldog Paperweight
Tiffany made a whole series of bronze animal paperweights. The bulldog is much rarer than some of the others. This one has the gold doré finish with normal wear and red highlights to the worn areas (very nice!). 1" tall. Signed.
Item #: 60648
Sold for $1,650
Tiffany Studios, Candlestick
This stick is known as a "Pineapple" stick. It's moderately rare. This example has excellent original patina and no damage to the original glass. 15". Signed.
Item #: 1801012
Sold for $5,000
Tiffany Studios, Candlestick Lamp
This tall candlestick lamp has all the elements that make it very desirable. First, it's tall -- 17". Second, it has the correct shade in mint condition. Third, it has a beautiful, rich original patina. Fourth, both the base and shade are signed.
Item #: 2004022
Sold for $3,000 in 2015
Tiffany Studios, Candlesticks
Wonderful original tall pair of Tiffany Studios bronze candlesticks. Statuary bronze doré finish. 18¾". Excellent condition. Signed.
Item #: 50503
Tiffany Studios, Candlesticks
Cat's paw model. Original gold doré finish in very good condition aside from slight staining on the bases. 11½". Signed.
Item #: 31217
Sold for $4,500
Tiffany Studios, Clock
Very rare red enameled clock, working, with original key. 7½" tall. Normal wear to the original gold doré finish. Signed and numbered "651".
Item #: 50611
Sold for $6,900
Tiffany Studios, Enameled Clock
This is one of the rarest clocks that Tiffany Studios made. The enameling is all original and even comes with the original enameled key -- quite a bonus! The clockworks are by one of the best American clockmakers, the Chelsea Clock Company of Boston, Mass. It's being sold as a work of art, so I don't guarantee that the clock works. It may work (and my guess is that it probably does). Signed. Excellent condition.
Item #: 709100
Sold for $13,250
Tiffany Studios, Inkwell
This is a rare inkwell in fantastic condition. The glass is a beautiful green with darker swirls. It's absolutely the original glass and in perfect condition. The insert is also original and in perfect condition. The patina is very nice, especially on the lid. The body of the inkwell has ink stains from use by the original owner. Signed.
Item #: 50503
Sold for $7,200
Tiffany Studios, Letter Opener
I've owned many Tiffany letter openers, but never this model. (In fact I never knew it existed.) It's very colorfully enameled and signed "Louis C. Tiffany Furnaces Inc.", which dates it to the 1920s. Very rare and very beautiful! Excellent condition.
Item #: 2511021
Sold for $1,850 in 2016
Tiffany Studios, Mantel Clock
Clocks are moderately rare and desirable. This is a very attractive mantel clock in the gold doré finish. Tiffany used the very fine American clock company, Chelsea, for the mechanism. They are still in business and will tell you the year of manufacture if you call them with the serial number. 7½" tall x 12 " wide. Signed on the face of the clock and the bronze. Excellent condition.
Item #: 1906041
Sold for $3,500
Tiffany Studios, Owl Paperweight
Tiffany made a whole series of bronze animal paperweights. The owl is not as common as some of the others. This one has the gold doré finish in nice condition with normal wear. 3¼" tall. Signed.
Item #: 706100
Sold for $1,750
Tiffany Studios, Persian Rug Bookends
Tiffany Studios bookends in any pattern are moderately rare and desirable, especially since they're useful. Enameled bookends are much rarer. This is the first time I've had a set in the Persian Rug pattern. The enameling is in fine original condition, with minor wear commensurate with their age of approximately 100 years. The original lacquer on the gold shows some wear. 6½" t. x 4¾" w. Signed.
Item #: 2509011
Sold for $2,250 in 2016
Tiffany Studios, Root Candlestick Lamp
Tiffany made many different models of candlesticks. In some cases, they replaced the standard candle bobeche with a bobeche/fitter combination, so that a shade could be added. This is a much rarer and more desirable combination. This example includes a rare root candlestick and correct shade. If you find a tulip shade attached to a candlestick, you can be assured that the original shade was lost or broken and replaced with the more available tulip shade. The patina is original and rich. The shade is in mint condition. Both base and shade are signed.
Item #: 2006026
Sold for $6,250
Tiffany Studios, Scarab Inkwell
I just bought this very rare Tiffany Studios scarab inkwell from a prominent private collection, along with lots of other fine objects. It's one of the very rare and desirable Tiffany Studios' objects. The condition is great with a gorgeous patina. Signed. Mint condition.
Item #: 2401102
Sold for $11,000 in 2014
Tiffany Studios, Treasure Chest
Rare item. Bronze box in the form of a treasure chest. Nice patina. 8" long x 3¼" wide. Signed. Excellent condition.
Item #: 1801202
Tiffany Studios, Turtleback Inkwell
Tiffany Studios inkwells don't get much rarer than this example, with a turtleback lid and inset jewels. Together with a rich, original patina, it's the complete package. 4" tall x 4¼" diameter. Signed. Excellent condition.