For sale is a very nice Cigar Humidor made by Tiffany Studios, New York. The pattern is the ever popular and highly collected "Pine Needle" desk set pattern. This is known as a "Cigar Humidor" in the Tiffany Studios Pine Needle desk set pattern. The Humidor is rather large as it measures 9 7/16" wide and is 6 3/8" deep at the bottom. It stands 3 1/8" tall. The top with the beading measures 8 7/8" wide and 6 1/8" deep.
This Humidor displays a large box shape with an outstanding Tiffany green/brown red organic patina. The acid etched pattern of Pine Needles and Pine Cones has been a popular pattern among LC Tiffany collectors for years. The Humidor has the two toned green Favrile opalescent glass and beaded border. This is considered the fanciest and one of the most desired in the desk set pieces to collect. It still retains its Cedar on the inside lid and a cedar box within the stained glass overlay box. When this item is found it is usually missing its top lid or bottom box and many times both. This one has been very well taken care of through the years.
This Humidor is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no cracks, nicks, chips or to any of the glass or frame. I cannot find any excuses for this Humidor. It is probably the nicest example I have ever owned or seen in my 49 years as a collector and dealer. This Humidor is signed on the bottom with the "Tiffany Studios New York" impressed signature mark at one end. There is also the model number “16” impressed at the other end and these are pictured.
Tiffany started numbering his desk set pieces usually with a 3 digit number after 1902. Since this has a 2 digit number it was made earlier say circa 1898-1902. I'm quite confident the buyer will be very pleased with their purchase. Truly a quality rare find in excellent condition.