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A Silver, Gold and Sapphire Cigarette Case, Tiffany & Co., New York, design attributed to Paulding Farnham, 1901
Estimate
7,00010,000
LOT SOLD. 28,125 USD
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166
A Silver, Gold and Sapphire Cigarette Case, Tiffany & Co., New York, design attributed to Paulding Farnham, 1901
Estimate
7,00010,000
LOT SOLD. 28,125 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

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A Silver, Gold and Sapphire Cigarette Case, Tiffany & Co., New York, design attributed to Paulding Farnham, 1901
rectangular with curved outline, the front applied with gold tendrils and flowerheads set with shaped cabochon sapphires and centered by a sapphire carved with a Farnham crest below a crescent moon, the back similarly decorated and centered by a Sagittarius sign of a centaur archer, this motif repeated in the spring-loaded cigarette holder within, faceted oval pink tourmaline thumbpiece

interior marked Tiffany & Co. and engraved "PAULDING FARNHAM NEW YORK FROM S.J.F. NOV. 6, 1901"


length 3 3/8 in.
8.5cm
4oz
126g
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Provenance

This case was presumably a gift to Paulding Farnham from his wife, Sarah Welles James Farnham, on his forty-second birthday.  The carved crest is that of Farnham, and the centaur motif on the reverse relates to Mrs. Farnham's wife's zodiac sign, a Sagittarius, as her birthday was November 26th.

Important Americana

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New York