This Tiffany Zodiac desk piece is in outstanding condition. It's a beautiful deep gold tone that has never had it's surface abused. The top cover has the Zodiac symbols for Aries, Cancer, Taurus, Leo, Gemini & Aquarius. The front edge is a form of Greek key, the right side is Libra, the left side is Sagittarius and the back side is Scorpio.
The bronze is in excellent plus condition with no cracks, dents, gouges or missing pieces. The screws on the base are original and move well with no stripped threads. That spot at the front edge that looks like a possible dent/gouge is the recessed rim spot to lift the cover (fully seen in left bottom photo # 6). The gold patina is also excellent with even and deep coloration to the surface. When you review all the photos you can find as is normal a few dark spots after all these years. The photos are very accurate. The backside of the cover has an approx. 3/32" spot as seen in photo # 6. It appears to be an impurity that was in the gold.
The bottom of the note pad has the correct "Tiffany Studios New York 1093" impressed mark. Also there is hand written information in black ink. It may be info from the original jeweler/department store retailer. I have to wonder if the 18.00 was the original retail price. The note pad holder measures approx 4 3/4" at widest point, the back rim and 4" wide at front rim. It stands 4 1/8" tall at the top of the cover loops and is 5 1/4" deep. A super addition to your Zodiac set or would stand alone as a great usable decorator item on your desk or next to your phone.
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