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Magnificent Tiffany silver
Loring, John.
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Publication Information:
New York, N.Y. : Harry N. Abrams, 2001.
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272 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm
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Includes index.
The emergence of a Tiffany style : Edward C. Moore -- American Victorianism : James Horton Whitehouse, Eugene Julius Soligny, Charles T. Grosjean -- The flowering of an American style : Charles Osborne, John T. Curran, Paulding Farnham -- From art nouveau to art deco : Louis Comfort Tiffany and Albert Angell Southwick, Arthur Leroy Barney -- The purifying vision : Van Day Truex, Frank Lloyd Wright, Elsa Peretti -- Into the twenty-first century.
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NK7198.T5 L67 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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This elegant volume is the first comprehensive look at the superbly crafted silver created by Tiffany & Co. over the course of its 150-year history: the prize-winning 1,250-piece Mackay table service that remains the single greatest silver service ever produced, the Bryant Vase that became the first object of American silver in the Metropolitan Museum of Art's permanent collection, and myriad presentation pieces, vases, tea and coffee services, commemorative cups, and fabulous sporting trophies ranging from the Belmont Cup to the Super Bowl trophy are among the masterpieces featured.

Tiffany & Co. design director John Loring highlights the careers of Tiffany's key silver designers, from Edward C. Moore to Elsa Peretti, in a wonderfully anecdotal text brimming with historical detail of society, business, and sports in America. Three hundred extraordinary color photographs bring into focus the beauty, originality, and fine workmanship of American silver at its best.

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At the top of its trade in many of its luxury items, Tiffany & Co. is, unsurprisingly, no slouch when it comes to silver. In Magnificent Tiffany Silver, John Loring, Tiffany's design director (some of his work appears here), traces the classic and more unusual designs to have come from the company's silver line since its birth in 1837. Trophies for the Preakness Stakes (1917) and the 2000 PGA tour, American Victorian loving cups, three-foot-tall Anheiser-Busch punch bowls from the 1860s, after-dinner coffee services, deco candelabras, chalices, nouveau vanity cases, jewelry boxes and so on grace the 345 photos (300 in full color) of this thorough art historical study. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved