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Richard Kurtzman
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iconnumber posted 04-09-2004 07:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Richard Kurtzman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does anybody know what this is for? It measures about 4" long and 3 3/4" high. The pattern number would seem to indicate that was introduced about 1900. Did Tiffany make one of these for every new year? What is it?

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Scott Martin
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iconnumber posted 04-09-2004 07:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
For ties or belts or watches or jewelry??

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iconnumber posted 04-09-2004 07:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for wev     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Given the size, I'd say for holding dip pens in the days before ball points and fountains.

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iconnumber posted 04-09-2004 07:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I like WEV's answer.

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jersey

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iconnumber posted 12-31-2006 07:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jersey     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Good evening!
I think I've got it! It's a multiple (3) knife rest. Gotta love it!
Wrong or right, may you all enjoy a very Happy, Healthy, Prosperous & Safe New Year!
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iconnumber posted 01-01-2007 12:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jersey     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
BTW I have seen one for 1916 too.
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iconnumber posted 01-01-2007 10:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for FredZ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A very small coat rack?

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June Martin
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iconnumber posted 01-01-2007 03:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for June Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Coming off New Year's Eve, maybe it is to hold your noisemakers.

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jersey

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iconnumber posted 01-02-2007 07:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jersey     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi again!
If you lay it on it's side it would work as a rest or perhaps for napkins or coasters. Trust me June it would not hold a noisemaker.
BTW would not Tiffany archives have a record on items "Tiffany Makers" made by the numbers given, as opposed to things that were sent out to be made?
Thank you.
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doc

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iconnumber posted 01-03-2007 09:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for doc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I cannot tell from the photo whether the "knobs" screw off, but could it have been a holder for a daily calendar?

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iconnumber posted 01-03-2007 09:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jersey     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Doc! Thank you, and thanks for clearing my head, I knew a New Englander would do it!
I was asking a N.E. friend of mine last night about this piece & they also suggested some sort of calendar piece. Of course, it's so obvious......maybe I was not seeing the forest from the trees.....hope we are right........or not. A response from Tiffany would be great, to confirm or deny.
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Just back from another trip.... A daily calendar was the first thing I thought of when I saw this, but I then rejected the idea. The base on this only goes to the rear; if you put a stack of daily pages on the pins it would tip over to the front (as well as obscuring the year). And all of those that I've seen have two pins at the top; this has three asymmetrically placed on each side. So I'm more inclined towards wev's answer of a pen rack....

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