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Tiffany & Co.: synonymous with diamonds & jewelryCreated by: PICRYLDated: 1840
Tiffany stained glass windows, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Selma, Alabama
In 1837 Charles Lewis Tiffany and John B. Young founded Tiffany & Company in Brooklyn, Connecticut, as a "stationery and fancy goods emporium". Charles Tiffany's father who financed the store with only $1,000.

Charles Lewis Tiffany along with his friend John B. Young established the jewelry company Tiffany in 1837 as Tiffany, Young and Ellis. They settled in Manhattan selling imported high-class glassware, silverware jewelry, and porcelain. Unlike other stores at the time, Tiffany clearly marked the prices on its goods, only accepted cash payments, and did not allow purchases on credit. The first Tiffany mail order catalog, known as the "Blue Book", was published in 1845, and publishing of the catalog continues it to this day.

The company began designing its own jewelry in the 1850s, relocating to Fifth Avenue and opening branches in Paris and London. Tiffany adopted the British silver standards, establishing the term "sterling" in the US. Charles Comfort Tiffany succeeded his father as director and led the company to become one of the leading proponents of the Art Nouveau style and shortened the name to Tiffany & Company, changed emphasis on jewelry in 1853.

In 1862 Tiffany supplied the Union Army with swords (Model 1840 Cavalry Saber), flags, and surgical implements.

In 1870, the company built a new store building at 15 Union Square West, Manhattan, designed by John Kellum. It was described by The New York Times as a "palace of jewels".

In 1956, legendary designer Jean Schlumberger joined Tiffany, and Andy Warhol collaborated with the company to create Tiffany holiday cards (circa 1956–1962).
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Design for hanging light fixture

Design for hanging light fixture

Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, New York 1848–1933 New York) Made in New York, United States

Drawing of a figure of Christ

Drawing of a figure of Christ

Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, New York 1848–1933 New York) Made in New York, United States

Design for three windows

Design for three windows

Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, New York 1848–1933 New York) Made in New York, United States

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Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, New York 1848–1933 New York) Made in New York, United States

Design for baptismal font

Design for baptismal font

Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, New York 1848–1933 New York) Made in New York, United States

Design for hanging light fixture

Design for hanging light fixture

Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, New York 1848–1933 New York) Made in New York, United States

Design for a seven lancet window

Design for a seven lancet window

Possibly Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, New York 1848–1933 New York) Made in New York, United States

Design for a stained glass window

Design for a stained glass window

Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, New York 1848–1933 New York) Made in New York, United States

Design for two lancet windows

Design for two lancet windows

Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, New York 1848–1933 New York) Made in New York, United States

Chapel interior

Chapel interior

Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, New York 1848–1933 New York) Made in New York, United States

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Design for window

Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, New York 1848–1933 New York) Made in New York, United States

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Design for window

Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, New York 1848–1933 New York) Made in New York, United States

Design for quatrefoil window

Design for quatrefoil window

Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, New York 1848–1933 New York) Made in New York, United States

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Design for window

Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, New York 1848–1933 New York) Made in New York, United States

Design for ceiling fixture

Design for ceiling fixture

Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, New York 1848–1933 New York) Made in New York, United States

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Design for window

Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, New York 1848–1933 New York) Made in New York, United States

Suggestion for Window; All Saints Church, Atlanta, Georgia

Suggestion for Window; All Saints Church, Atlanta, Georgia

Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, New York 1848–1933 New York) Made in New York, United States

Design for a window

Design for a window

Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, New York 1848–1933 New York) Made in New York, United States

Design for window

Design for window

Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, New York 1848–1933 New York) Made in New York, United States

Design for lunette for Palm Room, Hotel Jefferson, Peoria

Design for lunette for Palm Room, Hotel Jefferson, Peoria

Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, New York 1848–1933 New York) Made in New York, United States

Designs for windows

Designs for windows

Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, New York 1848–1933 New York) Made in New York, United States

Design for the Central Altar for Scottish Rite, N.Y.

Design for the Central Altar for Scottish Rite, N.Y.

Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, New York 1848–1933 New York) Made in New York, United States

Design for hanging wall-mounted lantern

Design for hanging wall-mounted lantern

Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, New York 1848–1933 New York) Made in New York, United States

Design for hanging wall-mounted lantern

Design for hanging wall-mounted lantern

Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, New York 1848–1933 New York) Made in New York, United States

Design for baptismal fonts

Design for baptismal fonts

Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, New York 1848–1933 New York) Made in New York, United States

Design for a window

Design for a window

Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, New York 1848–1933 New York) Made in New York, United States

Prayer of the Good Shepherd

Prayer of the Good Shepherd

Frederick Wilson, 1858–1932 Made in New York, United States

Design for window

Design for window

Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, New York 1848–1933 New York) Made in New York, United States

Design for window

Design for window

Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, New York 1848–1933 New York) Made in New York, United States

Design for a chancel rail

Design for a chancel rail

Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, New York 1848–1933 New York) Made in New York, United States

Design for trapezoidal panel

Design for trapezoidal panel

Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, New York 1848–1933 New York) Made in New York, United States

Design for a window

Design for a window

Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, New York 1848–1933 New York) Made in New York, United States

Revised Design For Hunt Room Mantel

Revised Design For Hunt Room Mantel

Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, New York 1848–1933 New York) Made in New York, United States

Angel Appearing to Three Marys at the Tomb

Angel Appearing to Three Marys at the Tomb

Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, New York 1848–1933 New York) Made in New York, United States

Design for a chancel

Design for a chancel

Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, New York 1848–1933 New York) Made in New York, United States

Design for window of Angel Gabriel, "Annunciation Angel [?]"

Design for window of Angel Gabriel, "Annunciation Angel [?]"

Frederick Wilson, 1858–1932 Made in New York, United States

Design for triple lancet window

Design for triple lancet window

Frederick Wilson, 1858–1932 Made in New York, United States

Design for window

Design for window

Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, New York 1848–1933 New York) Made in New York, United States

Design for double-lancet window

Design for double-lancet window

Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, New York 1848–1933 New York) Made in New York, United States

Design for baptismal font

Design for baptismal font

Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, New York 1848–1933 New York) Made in New York, United States

Design for a window, Mr. J.C. Meredith, St. Paul's Cathedral, London, Ontario, Canada

Design for a window, Mr. J.C. Meredith, St. Paul's Cathedral, London, ...

Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, New York 1848–1933 New York) Made in New York, United States

Design for an underwater scene

Design for an underwater scene

Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, New York 1848–1933 New York) Made in New York, United States

Design for a single light window

Design for a single light window

Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, New York 1848–1933 New York) Made in New York, United States

Design for hanging lantern

Design for hanging lantern

Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, New York 1848–1933 New York) Made in New York, United States

Design for heating register plate

Design for heating register plate

Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, New York 1848–1933 New York) Made in New York, United States

Design for pedestal

Design for pedestal

Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, New York 1848–1933 New York) Made in New York, United States

Design for "Angels of Praise" window

Design for "Angels of Praise" window

Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, New York 1848–1933 New York) Made in New York, United States

Suggestion for Dome Light

Suggestion for Dome Light

Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, New York 1848–1933 New York) Made in New York, United States

Design for window

Design for window

Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, New York 1848–1933 New York) Made in New York, United States

Design for double panel

Design for double panel

Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, New York 1848–1933 New York) Made in New York, United States

Design for segmental window

Design for segmental window

Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, New York 1848–1933 New York) Made in New York, United States

Design for a chandelier

Design for a chandelier

Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, New York 1848–1933 New York) Made in New York, United States

Design for a corner of a rug for the Curtis Publishing Co.

Design for a corner of a rug for the Curtis Publishing Co.

Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, New York 1848–1933 New York) Made in New York, United States

Design for window

Design for window

Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, New York 1848–1933 New York) Made in New York, United States

Design for window

Design for window

Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, New York 1848–1933 New York) Made in New York, United States

Design for a single lancet window

Design for a single lancet window

Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, New York 1848–1933 New York) Made in New York, United States

Design for double lancet window

Design for double lancet window

Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, New York 1848–1933 New York) Made in New York, United States

Design for window

Design for window

Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, New York 1848–1933 New York) Made in New York, United States

Design for window

Design for window

Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, New York 1848–1933 New York) Made in New York, United States

Design for window

Design for window

Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, New York 1848–1933 New York) Made in New York, United States

Design for an Altar

Design for an Altar

Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, New York 1848–1933 New York) Made in New York, United States

Design for wall fixture

Design for wall fixture

Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, New York 1848–1933 New York) Made in New York, United States

Design for a window

Design for a window

Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, New York 1848–1933 New York) Made in New York, United States

Design for single light window

Design for single light window

Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, New York 1848–1933 New York) Made in New York, United States

Design for diffusing light

Design for diffusing light

Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, New York 1848–1933 New York) Made in New York, United States

Design for an Interior

Design for an Interior

Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, New York 1848–1933 New York) Made in New York, United States

Design for a rose window

Design for a rose window

Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, New York 1848–1933 New York) Made in New York, United States

Lamp shade pattern

Lamp shade pattern

Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, New York 1848–1933 New York) Made in New York, United States

Design for window

Design for window

Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, New York 1848–1933 New York) Made in New York, United States

Design for triple light window

Design for triple light window

Probably Frederick Wilson, 1858–1932 Made in New York, United States

Fan

Fan

Tiffany & Co. (1837–present)

Brooch

Brooch

Tiffany & Co. (1837–present) Made in New York, New York, United States

Earrings

Earrings

Tiffany & Co. (1837–present) Made in New York, New York, United States

Length of Atlantic Cable

Length of Atlantic Cable

Tiffany & Co. (1837–present) Made in New York, United States

Medal

Medal

Tiffany & Co. (1837–present) Made in New York, New York, United States

Box

Box

Tiffany & Co. (1837–present) Made in New York, New York, United States

Rebel position near Centreville, Va., at the crossing of the Orange and Alexandria Railway over Bull Run, showing rebel encampment, fortifications, etc. / from a sketch by our special artist Mr. Forbes.  Captain Jonathan S. Slaymaker, of the 2d Iowa regiment ...  Sword presented to Major-General Fremont, "the pathfinder," by the men of the West, manufactured by Tiffany & Co.

Rebel position near Centreville, Va., at the crossing of the Orange an...

Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, 1862 April 12, p. 357.

Exhibit of swords by Tiffany & Co. Metropolitan Fair

Exhibit of swords by Tiffany & Co. Metropolitan Fair

Original Caption: Exhibit of swords by Tiffany & Co. Metropolitan Fair..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-3208..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, ... more

Brooch

Brooch

Tiffany & Co. (1837–present) Made in New York, New York, United States

Vase
Vase 2179

Vase 2179

Tiffany & Co. (1837–present) (none assigned) New York, New York, United States

Vase

Vase

Tiffany & Co. (1837–present) Made in New York, New York, United States