Blog Posts tagged with tiffany & co.

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...


Each serving piece had a specific purpose at the well-appointed dining table.  These pieces are from the Chrysanthemum Flatware Service by Tiffany & Co.

So Many Choices…The Golden Age of Flatware

Posted: January 10, 2011 10:03 Last Updated: | Bill Rau

Dining in the Victorian-era was truly an art form. The economic prosperity of the late 19th and early 20th centuries catapulted many into the middle and upper classes, and the desire to display just how wealthy you were was of the utmost importance to maintain, if not raise, your standing in high society. These displays took many forms, but it was the dinner party that proved to be an affair that could make or break a socialite. Even the extravagance of the utensils you provided for guests was considered proportionate to one's wealth. The affluent demanded dining services that could mee...


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