Tiffany and Co.

Tiffany and Co.

While now recognized as a world-class purveyors of diamonds, Tiffany & Co. was founded in 1837 as both a stationary and fancy goods shop. Falling into their category of fancy goods? Silver mainly—from candlesticks to clocks and pitchers. Like the work of other silversmiths from the era, including Gorham and Reed and Barton, early Tiffany & Co. decor was exemplary of traditional design, though much like their jewelry, designs began to increasingly incorporate a whimsically figural touch.

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