Louis Comfort Tiffany Pine Bough

 

The name Louis Comfort Tiffany evokes images of intricately patterned windows and lamps. But this celebrated American designer (1848-1933) was a master of all decorative media -- mosaic, handblown glass vases, pottery, enamels and metalwork. While many pieces were one of a kind, a number of objects that the Tiffany Studios crafted were made in multiples and were thus more attainable for a wider audience.

One such item was a picture frame made of Favrile glass and metalwork that was etched and pierced. Favrile was Louis C. Tiffany’s adaptation of the Old English word fabrile, meaning “hand wrought.” On the frame, a striking opalescent blue glass forms the backdrop for an intricate network of gilt-bronze metalwork, patterned to suggest a pine bough.

Our pen was designed to capture not only the look but the feel of this metalwork. To achieve this, our craftspeople etched the pattern into the brass barrel and then plated it gold. After applying lacquer, they polished it down to reveal the gold finish. The result is the distinctive contrast you feel between the smooth blue barrel and the golden boughs of pine.  

The fountain pen has a medium German made steel nib and comes with a cartridge and convertor. Both fountain pen and roller ball have twist caps.  The ball pen twists to open and close. The roller ball and ball pen take standard refills.

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Fountain Pen – MM/2010/TPB
Roller Ball – MM/2003/TPB
Ball Pen – MM/2002/TPB

 

 

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