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iconnumber posted 08-12-2006 12:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for PFsilver     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am a huge fan of the amazing output of Paulding Farnham, Tiffany's silver (and jewerly) designer extraordinaire. I am curious if anyone might be able to suggest a public collection, museum or gallery where one could see his work on exhibit? I would also be very interested to learn of any personal stories regarding him as I am completed baffled as to why he turned his back so completely on his craft following his sudden departure from Tiffany and Co. in 1907-08.

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iconnumber posted 08-12-2006 05:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jersey     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Welcome to the forum!

To start, perhaps a great book for you might be "Paulding Farnham Tiffany's Lost Genius" by John Loring. I believe it is available through many book sellers.

Also our Tiffany expert William Hood may be able to assist you further, (as may our other Forum Moderators), they're all great.

Enjoy the day!

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iconnumber posted 08-13-2006 01:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for William Hood     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Would also recommend that you read Janet Zapata's two-part article on "The Rediscovery of Paulding Farnham" that appeared in the March and April 1991 issues of The Magazine Antiques.

Farnham's works are scattered in many museums; don't know of a large collection in any one place.

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iconnumber posted 08-16-2006 08:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ulysses Dietz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Both the High Museum in Atlanta and my own Newark Museum in NJ have jeweled coffee sets designed by Farnham (see this image attached). The High's version is gilt, with amethysts and lavender enamel. The greatest example of his work (he was a jewelry designer) is the Adams Vase at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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iconnumber posted 08-16-2006 07:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for hello     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Adams Vase

Designed by Paulding Farnham (1859–1927)
Manufactured by Tiffany & Co. (1837–present)
Date: 1893–95
Medium: Gold, amethysts, spessartites, tourmalines, fresh water pearls, quartzes, rock crystal, and enamel
Overall: 19 7/16 x 13 x 9 1/4 in.
Weight: 352 oz. 18 dwt. (10977 g)
Body: H. 18 7/8 in.
Cover: 4 1/4 x 4 13/16 in.
Weight: 19 oz. 6 dwt. (600.1 g)

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