Designed by Louis C. Tiffany American
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."
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