Winning Bid: $32,500
Important Paulding Farnham for Tiffany & Co Sterling:
An Important Tiffany & Co Sterling Silver Figural Centerpiece/Plateau. American silver and cut-glass Renaissance Revival pattern centerpiece mounted on a mirror plateau, designed by Paulding Farnham for Tiffany & Co., New York, circa 1905. Paulding Farnham openwork strap-work base hung with fruit swags and centered by a car-touche on each side engraved with arms, crest and motto, with winged putti flanking the central stem supporting a screw-on silver-mounted cut-glass vase, the mounts with male and female caryatid figures at intervals, flanked by two silver baskets topped by winged female figures and supporting cut-glass bowls, all screwed on to an oval mirror plateau with a matched silver rim. marked on base and numbered 16199-1121, Length 21.1/2″ (54.6 cm). 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.
CIRCA: Early 20th Century.
DIMENSIONS: H 17″ x 22″ x 12″
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