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A large American silver mirror plateau and extensive matched decorative suite, Tiffany & Co., New York, 1897-1906, the plateau with 1901 Pan-American Exposition beaver mark

A large American silver mirror plateau and extensive matched decorative suite, Tiffany & Co., New York, 1897-1906, the plateau with 1901 Pan-American Exposition beaver mark

A large American silver mirror plateau and extensive matched decorative suite, Tiffany & Co., New York, 1897-1906, the plateau with 1901 Pan-American Exposition beaver mark

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A large American silver mirror plateau and extensive matched decorative suite, Tiffany & Co., New York, 1897-1906, the plateau with 1901 Pan-American Exposition beaver mark


Comprising a large mirror plateau, four candlesticks, two large standing bowls, two smaller standing bowls and a large vase, with scroll, rosette and honeysuckle ornament,

the plateau 80cm., 31 ½in. diameter; the vase 49cm., 19in. high

9486gr., 305oz. excluding the plateau

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The pieces in the current lot were part of a suite designed by Paulding Farnham in a "George III Revival" style. The earliest pieces formed part of Tiffany's gold-medal-winning display at the 1900 Paris exhibition, and can be compared with Farnham's neoclassical jewelery designs for the same fair (see the turquoise tiara, p. 119, John Loring, Paulding Farnham: Tiffany's Lost Genius).


The centrepiece from the Paris group is now in the Dallas Museum of Art, but when it was sold from Evergreen House, Baltimore, at Sotheby Parke Bernet in 1975, it was accompanied by a pair of four-light candelabra as well as candlesticks, compotes, dessert dishes, claret jugs, and other pieces designed en suite (March 21, 1975, lots 107-114). Another matching centrepiece, completed in 1904, is illustrated John Loring, Tiffany's 150 Years, p. 126.