For sale is a very nice desk set item made by Tiffany Studios, New York. The pattern is the ever popular and highly collected "Grapevine" desk set pattern. This is known as a small desk calendar in the Tiffany Studios Grapevine desk set catalog. The calendar is a petite size as it stands 5 13/16" wide by 3 3/4" tall, and is 2 9/16" deep when the easel is set up. When laying flat it measure 4" tall by 5 13/16" wide. The picture or calendar window size is 3 3/8” wide by 2 1/4” tall. This is a front measurement and the back side shows a larger measurement as it is 3 3/4" wide by 2 5/8" tall.
The calendar displays an acid etched pattern of Grape leaves and Grapes. It has a wonderful and beautiful Tiffany green/brown patina. This has been a popular pattern among LC Tiffany Studios collectors for years. This frame has original Tiffany Favrile green white opalescent glass. The frame stands on an easel back support with 2 legs that look like the corners of hangers and is in excellent working condition. It still retains all of its original screws (2).
This calendar frame is considered to be in excellent as there are no cracks, nicks, chips or to any of the glass or frame. It stills retains all of its original calendar pages for the months and days. There are 7 pages. There are 3 larger month pages with 2 months on each side along with 4 smaller day pages. There is clear glass holding these pages in the frame and appears to have been a more recent acquisition to the frame. There are tiny nibbles to the edge. This is considered insignificant. The calendar pages show very minor wear and are in the best condition that I have seen in several years. I have taken pictures of all 7 pages. The quality is outstanding!! The frame is signed on the back with the micro "Tiffany Studios New York" impressed signature mark along with the model or pattern number 941.
Truly a quality find in excellent condition. Tiffany started numbering his desk set pieces usually with a 3 digit number after 1902. Since this has a 3 digit number we know it was made after 1902. This calendar frame was made circa 1902-1905 based on the micro impressed mark and 3 digit number. I'm positive the buyer will be very pleased with their purchase. The quality and condition just doesn't get any better than this one!!