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Renaissance Revival 18kt Gold Gem-set and Enamel Pendant/Brooch, Tiffany & Co.

Auction:
2624B
Lot:
767
Sold for:
$27,600$23,000

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Auction:
Fine Jewelry - 2624B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
December 04, 2012 10:00AM

Description:

Renaissance Revival 18kt Gold Gem-set and Enamel Pendant/Brooch, Tiffany & Co., designed by Paulding Farnham, set with circular-cut colored sapphires and old European-cut diamonds in platinum bezels, enamel ground, dia. 1 1/4 in., with the "Beaver" mark of the 1901 Buffalo Exposition, signed Tiffany & Co.

Note: Similar examples are pictured in Bejewelled by Tiffany 1837-1937, Clare Phillips, editor, and in Paulding Farnham: Tiffany's Lost Genius, by John Loring, p. 136. Farnham produced extraordinary jewels in the Renaissance style for the Pan-American, Buffalo, and Louisiana Purchase Expositions of 1901 and 1904, which displayed colored sapphires that were promoted by Tiffany's famed gemologist George Frederick Kunz.
Estimate $8,000-12,000

Keywords

Tiffany, Tiffany & Co., Brooch, Tiffany & Co., editor, Clare Phillips, John Loring, famed gemologist, George Frederick Kunz, New York City

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