Rocker Blotter

Designed by Louis C. Tiffany American
Tiffany Studios

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 774

The "Venetian" pattern was one of the more elaborate designs for ornamental desk sets. It is described in a 1920 trade catalogue as "decorated with fields of richly chased ornament relieved by a deeply carved band of ermines at the base of each piece." The top of the rocker blotter features highly compressed geometric ornament, which, according to the catalogue, is in a "style used extensively in the sixteenth century by Venetian craftsmen in making tooled leather objects."

Rocker Blotter, Designed by Louis C. Tiffany (American, New York 1848–1933 New York), Bronze, wood, American

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