Blog Posts tagged with American decorative arts

A magnificent 10-piece Chrysanthemum tea service.  Introduced in 1878, Tiffany & Co.'s Chrysanthemum pattern is one of the most magnificent and celebrated sterling silver designs of the 19th century.

For the Love of Tiffany: Silver and Jewelry by Tiffany & Co.

Posted: March 23, 2011 13:13 Last Updated: | Bill Rau

When Charles Lewis Tiffany opened his stationary and fancy goods shop in 1837, he could not have imagined the indelible mark the name "Tiffany" would leave on the history of American decorative arts. Its mere mention conjures images of the timeless elegance and refinement seen in every work of silver and fine jewelry the firm ever created. Tiffany and his partners John Young and J.L. Ellis recognized early on the importance of becoming prominent force in silversmithing. The great increase in demand during this era for both presentation and household silver convinced the trio to open the...


Louis Comfort Tiffany's iconic windows were so detailed they were often referred to as "paintings in glass"

America’s Artistic Pioneer–Louis Comfort Tiffany

Posted: January 18, 2011 14:36 Last Updated: | Bill Rau

Louis Comfort Tiffany is internationally recognized as a master of the American decorative arts. Considered to be the driving force behind the Art Nouveau style in America, Tiffany worked with nearly every decorative medium imaginable, even serving as the first Design Director for his father's Tiffany & Co., but it is his personal triumphs in glassmaking that garnered the artist his highest recognition. Though Tiffany first started his experiments with stained glass in 1875, it was not until 10 years later that he opened Tiffany Glass Company, which was later changed to Tiffany Stud...