A SILVER-GILT AND ENAMEL DRESSING TABLE MIRROR FOR THE PARIS EXPOSITION OF 1900, DESIGNED BY PAULDING FARNHAM
A SILVER-GILT AND ENAMEL DRESSING TABLE MIRROR FOR THE PARIS EXPOSITION OF 1900, DESIGNED BY PAULDING FARNHAM

MARK OF TIFFANY & CO., NEW YORK, 1900

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A SILVER-GILT AND ENAMEL DRESSING TABLE MIRROR FOR THE PARIS EXPOSITION OF 1900, DESIGNED BY PAULDING FARNHAM
MARK OF TIFFANY & CO., NEW YORK, 1900
In Burmese taste, applied overall with green enamel roundels, the cartouche-shaped mirror with scroll border applied at intervals with flowerheads, supported by two fluted columns raised on spreading circular bases with flaring steps and surmounted by openwork foliate scroll and flowerhead finials joined by an overhead arch, the mirror with wood backing, marked on base of mirror, 14037/1555, also marked with Paris 1900 Exposition and Buffalo 1901 Exposition marks
Overall height 20½ in. (51.2 cm.); overall length 22in. (55 cm.); 66 oz. (2,057 gr.) weighable, gross
Provenance
Christie's, New York, 22-23 January 1993, lot 143

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Lot Essay

This dressing table mirror is labelled "Boudoir Mirror, Burmese Silvergilt" in the Tiffany photograph album from the Paris Exposition of 1900. The caption describes it as "ornamented on every surface with small ornamental rings, in the centre of each of which is set a small green enamel disk, to represent glass ornament of the Burmese."

Tiffany & Co.'s display at the 1900 Paris Exposition was designed by Paulding Farnham, one of the firm's most outstanding designers.
Under Farnham's direction, Tiffany's eclectic silver at the 1900 Fair drew inspiration from Burmese, American Indian, Russian, Pompeian, Viking, Egyptian, Byzantine and Italian Renaissance designs.

Farnham designed a number of objects in the Burmese style for the Exposition, including wine coolers, candlesticks, and a silver-gilt vase which sold in these Rooms, 17 January 2008, lot 47.
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