Mosaic Matchstick Holder

Maker: Tiffany Studios

Origin: American

height: 3.5 in. x diameter: 2.5 in.

Year: circa 1905


An extremely rare and important American Art Nouveau mosaic and patinated bronze "Matchstick" holder by, Tiffany Studios. The matchstick holder is decorated with vivid red, gold, blue and green throughout and further exemplifies a significant amount of heavily iridescent "Cypriote" glass throughout. The matchstick holder is impressed with the "Tiffany Studios Decorating Co" monogram, "Tiffany Stvdios New York" and numbered "D1100"

The matchstick holder was designed by, Clara Driscoll and was also part of a line of acsessories produced by Tiffany Studios referred to as "Fancy Goods" 

Similar example is photographed in: Alastair Duncan, "Tiffany Lamps and Metalware: An illustrated reference to over 2000 models" Woodbridge, Suffolk: Antique Collector's Club Ltd. ©2007 p. 432 plate 1715.