The Tiffany & Co. Jewels that Dazzled the 1904 World’s Fair

New York | 17 April

In this episode of Anatomy of an Artwork, discover Paulding Farnham, the creative genius responsible for some of Tiffany & Co. greatest works and the jewelry set that captivated audiences at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair. This elegant sautoir and pair of earrings, offered in Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels sale, remains a precisely constructed and lavishly embellished testament to the gilded age. Stylized jardinières, nymphs, gargoyles, scrolls and arabesques, are all gracefully combined into a harmonious flowing pattern decorated with colorful enamel. 17 April | New York)

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