Saturday, December 17, 2011

Tiffany in My Company, by k Madison Moore PA

Tiffany in My Company

Inspired by Tiffany and Company

12 x 12 Oil Painting on Canvas'

Art within Art Series

Who doesn't love anything by Tiffany.
The colors, the designs, the jewelry, all of it!
This is one of those paintings that is so hard to 
appreciate with a photo on the internet as it is hard to
see all of the tiny, tiny details like the bird in the stained
glass of the lamp. One of may favorite elements in this
painting is the reflection of the stained glass Tiffany
window in the ornate gold frame. What better than
white furniture to add to a Tiffany Room!

Tiffany and Company

Founded by Charles Lewis Tiffany and  Teddy Young in New York City in 1837 as a "stationery and fancy goods emporium," the store initially sold a wide variety of stationery items, and operated as Tiffany, Young and Ellis in lower Manhatten.

The name was shortened to Tiffany & Co. in 1853 when Charles Tiffany took control, and the firm's emphasis on jewelry was established. Tiffany & Co. has since opened stores in major cities all over the world.

The company revised the Great Seal of the United States in 1885. In 1919, the company made a revision to the Medal of Honor on behalf of the  United States Department of the Navy. This "Tiffany Cross" version was rare because it was awarded only for combat, using the previous design for non-combat awards. In 1942 the Navy established the Tiffany version for non-combat heroism, but it proved unpopular, perhaps due to its resemblance to the German Iron Cross.

On January 28, 2008, it was announced that the Japanese mobile phone operator SoftBank and Tiffany & Co. had collaborated in making a limited 10 model-only cellphone. This cellphone contains more than 400 diamonds, totaling more than 20 carats (4.0 g). The cost is said to be more than 100,000,000 yen (£ 781,824).

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Dawn Hartigan said...

I am reading the novel Clara and Mr. Tiffany by Susan Vreeland. It tells the side of the woman designers and artisans that worked to execute his designs. I wonder how many people worked behind the scenes to create those beautiful stain glass works of art.

k Madison Moore said...

I was wondering the same thing. I actually was researching to find out but couldn't find anything about the Tiffany artists. Thanks for the comment.
M :)

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