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"Paulding Farnham: Tiffany's Lost Genius" 2000 LORING, John (SOLD)

[151] pp.


Harry N. Abrams Inc


Collects watercolor-and-ink reproductions from the gold medal-winning Tiffany artist's sketchbooks, period photographs of his creations, and specially commissioned photographs of his jewels including the gold-and-enamel orchid brooches that were featured at the 1889 Paris Universal Exposition.

George Paulding Farnham (1859–1927) was an American jewelry designer, sculptor and metallurgist that worked for Tiffany & Co. in the late 19th and early 20th century. Farnham married American sculptor Sally James Farnham in 1896. After leaving Tiffany & Co. in 1908, Farnham focused his interests on developing mining properties in British Columbia. He divorced Sally Farnham in 1915 and moved to California, where he died in 1927.