The richly decorated surface of the Tiffany Studios Byzantine Desk Set may have been inspired by the intricate details found in decorative objects from the Byzantine Empire. The three-dimensional gilded surface of Tiffany's interpretation is marked by raised bronze and glass beads and inset pieces of Tiffany favrile glass in a deep coral red.
The Byzantine desk set was manufactured between 1908 and 1914, and was by far the most expensive commercial desk set sold by Tiffany Studios at the time; to make your set extra special, the 1909 Tiffany Blue Book stated that "Rosary Pearls" could be added in lieu of glass beads for a minor price increase.
Height: 7 ¼ inches (18.4 cm)
Width: 8 ½ inches (21.6 cm)
Depth: 3 ½ inches (8.9 cm)
Height: 2 inches (5 centimeters)
Length: 5 3/4 inches (15 centimeters)
Width: 2 7/8 inches (7 centimeters)
Height: 2 inches (5.1 cm)
Diameter: 3 ¾ inches (9.5 cm)