This stunning vintage four-piece Heintz desk set is a beautiful example of the company's timeless contribution to the Arts & Crafts Movement. Each piece bears the elegant and coveted "Verde" green patina.
The set includes an inkwell (with original glass insert), an ink blotter, a pen tray, and a calendar with paper inserts, each of which is made of bronze and boasts a remarkable floral sterling silver overlay.
The ink blotter shows a fair amount of oxidization to both the original finish and sterling decoration and exhibits some minor spotting and a few light surface scratches.
It includes the original paper on the underside.
As you can see, the pen also exhibits some wear and spotting but remains in good condition. You will find the classic "HAMS" mark (for Heintz Art Metal Studio) stamped on the underside as well as marks reading "Sterling on Bronze, Pat.Aug.27.12". A stamp below this one reads "1155".
Heintz marks between 1000 and 2000 always correspond to desk sets and accessories. You will find the exact same series of hallmarks on the underside of the inkwell.
The inkwell bears the most original finish, with the least amount of oxidization. It is a sensational example of the highly-sought-after Verde Patina.
Even the glass insert is capped with a bronze lid which features the classic green finish. We are so happy the original glass inkwell is with this set and its lid, too.
You will find that the sterling overlay on the inkwell shows a fair amount of wear and oxidization.
Finally, the calendar remains in perhaps the best condition, though it exhibits some patination and wear.
There appears to be a spot of glue above the calendar window. The piece comes with all of its original insertable "calendar cards", though the cards for January through April and September through December are torn.
A hinged foot on the back of the calendar allows it to stand on a desk easel-style.
You will find all of the correct marks on the reverse of the piece including the "HAMS" mark, the style number (1155) and a mark reading "Sterling on Bronze, Pat.Aug.27.12".
Though the set shows some expected wear and aging, it remains in good vintage condition.
Heintz pieces were produced for a relatively short time, but succeeded in embodying the very soul of the Arts and Crafts Movement.
Measurements: Inkwell: 2 1/2" tall, 3 3/4" base diameter, 340.1 grams Pen Tray: 9 3/8" long, 3" wide and 5/8" deep, 184.7 grams Ink Blotter: 5 3/8" long, 2 7/8" wide, 1" tall, 181 grams Calendar: 5 3/4" wide, 3 3/4" tall, 1/2" deep, 184.8 grams Total Weight: 890.6 grams (31.41 oz)