Description & Technical information

Orchid brooch
At the 1889 International Exhibition in Paris, Tiffany & C° exhibited 24 different orchid brooches designed by Paulding Farnham for which he was rewarded with the gold medal. This exemplar which faithfully reproduces the "Odontoglossum Maculatum" specie is one of the few more created in 1890.

Date:  1890
Period:  1850-1900, 19th century
Origin:  New York
Medium: Diamond, Matt enamel, gold
Literature: Paulding Farnham Tiffany's Lost Genius, by John Loring
Exhibitions: One of the very rare pieces made after the 24 ones created for the Paris Exhibition in 1889.
Categories: Jewellery