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Paulding Farnham floral brooches

Paulding Farnham floral brooches

Orchids. Paulding Farnham floral brooches exhibited at 1889 Paris Exposition

At the beginning of the 20th century, Tiffany and Co. produced a number of fabulous, realistic floral brooches. Among them were realistically beautiful exotic orchids – notable designs by a talented jeweler G. Paulding Farnham. Paulding was born in 1859 in New York to a wealthy family. He first started working for Tiffany’s around 1885, having worked for over 23 years, from 1885 to 1908. Farnham became the artistic director of Tiffany’s display of gems in Paris in 1889. These extravagant orchid brooches by G. Paulding Farnham were in the firm’s display at the Universal Exposition of 1900. The brooches were among the twenty-four orchids designed by Paulding Farnham for Tiffany & Co. Paris Exposition in 1889. Tiffany & Co. received the Gold Medal for Jewelry at the Paris Exposition in 1889 largely due to the success of the enameled orchids designed by Paulding Farnham.

Floral brooch designed by Paulding Farnham

Iris brooch by American jewelry designer Paulding Farnham

Tiffany and C. Iris Corsage. Detail

Tiffany and C. Iris Corsage. Detail

Faceted blue sapphires vary in intensity of color and size. The blossom is composed of three sepals, and drooping sepals, in oxidized silver, beneath which are three small branches in etched gold. The blossom emerges from a long, etched gold stem, from which spring three spathes rendered in demantoid garnets mounted “a jour” in gold frames.

Paulding Farnham floral brooches

Gold, Enamel and Diamond Orchid Brooch, Tiffany & Co., by American jewelry designer Paulding Farnham

Paulding Farnham floral brooches

Gold, Enamel and Diamond Orchid Brooch, Tiffany & Co., Art Nouveau brooch designed by Paulding Farnham

Paulding Farnham floral brooches

Floral brooches by American jewelry designer

Paulding Farnham orchid brooches

Paulding Farnham orchid brooches

Paulding Farnham floral brooch

Paulding Farnham floral brooch

Paulding Farnham orchid brooch

Paulding Farnham orchid brooch

Paulding Farnham orchid brooch

Paulding Farnham orchid brooch

Floral brooch designed by Paulding Farnham

Floral brooch designed by Paulding Farnham

Paulding Farnham floral brooches

Gold, Platinum-Topped Gold, Pink Tourmaline and Diamond Brooch, Designed by Paulding Farnham for Tiffany & Co

Iris - Floral brooch designed by Paulding Farnham

Iris – Floral brooch designed by Paulding Farnham

Tulips, gold enamel brooch

Tulips, gold enamel brooch by American jewelry designer Paulding Farnham

Clock- brooch by American jewelry designer Paulding Farnham

Clock- brooch by American jewelry designer Paulding Farnham

Paulding Farnham floral brooches

Floral brooch by American jewelry designer Paulding Farnham. Gold, diamonds, enamel

Paulding Farnham orchid brooch

Paulding Farnham orchid brooch

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