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DESCENDED IN THE FAMILY OF PAULDING FARNHAM

An American Copper, Silver and Gold Mokume Small Ptarmigan Vase, designed by Paulding Farnham, 1904
Estimate
7,00010,000
LOT SOLD. 8,750 USD
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53

DESCENDED IN THE FAMILY OF PAULDING FARNHAM

An American Copper, Silver and Gold Mokume Small Ptarmigan Vase, designed by Paulding Farnham, 1904
Estimate
7,00010,000
LOT SOLD. 8,750 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

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An American Copper, Silver and Gold Mokume Small Ptarmigan Vase, designed by Paulding Farnham, 1904
of inverse pear form the upper rim and foot rim applied with silver and copper basketweave bands, the front with a gold ptarmigan, underside of base with baluster finial
apparently unmarked
height 3in.
7.6cm
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Provenance

Paulding Farnham
Sally James Farnham
James Farnham, thence by descent

Literature

The Ptarmigan Vases, 1904, illus. p. 37

Catalogue Note

A book offered with the previous lot documents the making and icongraphy of the Ptarmigan Vases, and states, "Two miniatures were also made from the same mixed metal, of similar form, but ornamented only with a gold Ptarmigan in relief upon the side of the case.  The base and rim of these small vases were treated with a basket pattern of silver and copper as appears in the illustration" (p. 38).  Please see lot 52 for a complete history of the Ptarmigan Vases.

Important Americana: Furniture, Folk Art, Silver, Porcelain, Prints and Carpets

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New York