Lot 424
  • 424

Louisiana Purchase Exposition, St. Louis: American six-piece silver Renaissance Revival pattern tea set, designed by Paulding Farnham for Tiffany & Co., New York, 1904

12,000 - 18,000 USD
37,500 USD
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  • marked on base rims, all numbered 15818-7040, kettle 15818-7041, all but kettle with the fleur-de-lis mark used for the 1904 exposition
  • silver, ivory
comprising a Teapot, Kettle on Lampstand, Hot Milk Jug, Creamer, covered Sugar Bowl, and Waste Bowl, each engraved with arms and motto in cartouche on foot


1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis


John Loring, Magnificent Tiffany Silver, 2001, pp. 218-219.
John Loring, Tiffany's 150 Years, 1987, p. 126.

Catalogue Note

The arms are those of Bolle or Bolles.

Paulding Farnham designed a monumental Renaissance Revival tea and coffee service for the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis. The winged female figures that form the handles were based on similar figures by the artist Hans Holbein the Younger (1497?-1543), an artist Farnham must have admired as he also produced a piece of jewelry after a Holbein design. The service was so successful that Tiffany introduced additional hollow ware forms and a flatware line in the Renaissance Revival pattern the following year.

Please note that this lot is limited to US buyers only.