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Charles Lewis Tiffany

Birthdate: (90)
Birthplace: Killingly, Windham County, Connecticut, United States
Death: February 18, 1902 (90)
New York City, New York, United States
Place of Burial: Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Comfort Tiffany and Chloe Tiffany
Husband of Harriet Olivia Avery Tiffany
Father of Charles Lewis Tiffany; Annie Olivia Mitchell; Louis Comfort Tiffany; Louise Harriet Tiffany; Henry Charles Tiffany and 1 other
Brother of Eliza Morse

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Immediate Family

    • Harriet Olivia Avery Tiffany
      wife
    • Charles Lewis Tiffany
      son
    • Annie Olivia Mitchell
      daughter
    • Louis Comfort Tiffany
      son
    • Louise Harriet Tiffany
      daughter
    • Henry Charles Tiffany
      son
    • Burnett Young Tiffany
      son
    • Comfort Tiffany
      father
    • Chloe Tiffany
      mother
    • Eliza Morse
      sister

About Charles Lewis Tiffany

CharlesTiffany and John Burnett Young were boyhood friends and when they decided to go to New York to open a dry good store they borrowed money from Charles' father Comfort Tiffany. In September 1837 Charles and John opened their store called "Tiffany & Young"

The year was 1837. Charles Lewis Tiffany and his schoolmate John Young traveled from New England to New York City with an idea and a dream that were to become Tiffany & Co. While the first day of business brought a mere four dollars and 98 cents, the world of jewelry and luxury goods would never again be the same. Charles Tiffany's tireless search for one-of-a-kind objects charmed and fascinated the wealthy of New York. But when the store obtained some of the French crown jewels in 1887, Tiffany's fame spread far and wide.

Charles Lewis Tiffany went on to introduce the nation's first retail catalogue. And, his obsession with the simple elegance of classic silver design earned Tiffany & Co. the highly coveted Award of Merit at the Paris Exposition Universelle in 1867. This was the first time an American company had been recognized by a European jury.

Of the many individual achievements made under the leadership of Charles Lewis Tiffany, the introduction of the celebrated engagement ring in the 6-prong Tiffany® Setting is one of the most noteworthy. But, of course, Charles Lewis Tiffany's grandest accomplishment was to establish America's preeminent house of design and the world's premier jeweler. - [http://www.tiffany.ca/About/CharlesLewis.aspx?cookietest=1&assortmentid=504&originurl=%2FSiteIndex.aspx]

On November 30, 1839, Charles Lewis Tiffany married John B. Young's sister, Harriet Olivia Avery Young (1816–1897) with whom he had six children:

  • Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933)
  • Charles Lewis Tiffany, Jr. (1842–1847)
  • Annie Olivia Tiffany (Mrs. Alfred Mitchell; mother-in-law to Hiram Bingham III) (1844–1937)
  • Louise Harriet Tiffany (1856–1937)
  • Henry Charles Tiffany (1858–1859)
  • Burnett Young Tiffany (1860–1945)

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Charles Lewis Tiffany's Timeline

1812
February 15, 1812
Birth of Charles
Killingly, Windham County, Connecticut, United States
1842
October 7, 1842
Age 30
Birth of Charles Lewis Tiffany
New York City, New York County, New York, United States
1844
November 22, 1844
Age 32
Birth of Annie Olivia Mitchell
New York, New York, New York, United States
1848
February 18, 1848
Age 36
Birth of Louis Comfort Tiffany
New York, New York, United States
1856
December 18, 1856
Age 44
Birth of Louise Harriet Tiffany
New York, New York, United States
1858
September 1, 1858
Age 46
Birth of Henry Charles Tiffany
New York, New York, United States
1860
April 12, 1860
Age 48
Birth of Burnett Young Tiffany
New York, New York, United States
1902
February 18, 1902
Age 90
Death of Charles
New York City, New York, United States
????
Burial of Charles
Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, United States

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Audrey Hepburn may have brought the luxury New York jeweller to the attention of the world with her 1961 movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s, but the company had already been leading the market in fine diamond jewellery for more than a century by that stage.


Established in 1837 by the eponymous Charles Tiffany and John Young, the company has grown to over 120 stores in the United States and more than 150 more worldwide, including some of the finest locations on the planet, such as the Champs Elysees in Paris, and Harrods and Selfridges in London.


Tiffany diamonds

Tiffany specialises in diamonds and sets its standards incredibly high. Just 0.04% of the world’s diamonds qualify to be Tiffany diamonds, and their stones are always cut to maximize brilliance, rather than maximize carat weight. The most common engagement ring setting, with a few simple claws holding a solitaire stone, is known as the Tiffany setting.


Tiffany jewellery range

While Tiffany may be most famous for their diamond engagement rings, their range extends across the jewellery spectrum and includes:

  • Tiffany necklaces and pendants
  • Tiffany bracelets
  • Tiffany rings
  • Tiffany earrings
  • Tiffany charms
  • Tiffany brooches
  • Tiffany men’s jewellery


Tiffany also produces fine china, crystal, stationery, fragrances, watches and personal accessories.


Tiffany collections

The launch of the Tiffany Blue Book is greeted with much excitement every year as it contains the very latest styles and inspirations from the Tiffany team. The current Tiffany collections include:

  • Tiffany Infinity
  • Tiffany T
  • Tiffany Keys
  • Tiffany Atlas
  • Tiffany 1837
  • Tiffany Victoria
  • Tiffany Paloma Picasso
  • Tiffany Bow


The choice of the stars

The stars of stage and screen can often be seen wearing Tiffany jewels, including Emma Stone and Cate Blanchet at the 2015 Academy Awards and Reese Witherspoon at the Golden Globes.



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The Pairpoint Manufacturing Company was established in 1880 in New Bedford, Massachusetts. The factory began as a metalwork's.   Near the Pairpoint factory was the Mt. Washington Glassworks which made fine glassware, the two companies merged in 1894 and became known as the Pairpoint Corporation. From the late 1890s until the 1930s, lamps and lamp accessories were an important part of Pairpoint's production.



     



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This is a real mystery mark, a gold gilded medieval dragon touting a banner with the words 'Perthuis Paris' on it.  See the Daum Nancy perfume flacon below.  I have the identical perfume flacon bearing this Perthuis Paris mark.  Identical pieces with two different marks leads me to believe these may have been done for a Paris Salon.   If anyone has any info on the Perthuis Paris mark, please drop me a note at bsevern@Glasscollector.net.



Here's the perfume flacon bearing the Daum Nancy mark.  It's definitely a traditional Daum Nancy perfume flacon design.

      

 

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Phoenix Glass - Phillipsburg, PA - c. 1880 - 1970

The Phoenix Glass Company was founded in 1880 in Phillipsburg, PA.  Initially they made leaded glass chimneys and shades for lamps, and formed alliances with a number of glassworks and individuals who could bring glass-making skills to Phoenix. During the 1880's and 1890's, under the direction of Joseph Webb, they produced a large quantity of cut glass, etched glass, hand decorated glass, and Victorian colored art glass, such as mother-of-pearl satin glass which they patented in 1885.

This continued until 1894, when Phoenix decided to focus exclusively on lighting products. (Webb left the company at the same time, and went on to work for several other glass making companies until his death in 1905.)

Amazingly the Phoenix Glass Company continued in business until 1970, making glassware for the lighting industry.  It was taken over by Anchor Hocking, who made for special occasions very limited productions of some of the old Phoenix sculpted glass. 

For more information on Phoenix Art Glass, I highly recommend Leland Marple's book "Phoenix Art Glass" published by Schiffer Publishing.

This 'Patent' mark tends to be found on their highest quality MOP glass, done when Webb was designing their colored glass.

Original Phoenix Glass Paper label from a lamp shade


Pittsburgh Lamp Brass and Glass Co - Pittsburgh, PA - c. 1901 - 1926

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The Phoenix Glass Company was founded in 1880 in Phillipsburg, PA.  Initially they made leaded glass chimneys and shades for lamps, and formed alliances with a number of glassworks and individuals who could bring glass-making skills to Phoenix. During the 1880's and 1890's, under the direction of Joseph Webb, they produced a large quantity of cut glass, etched glass, hand decorated glass, and Victorian colored art glass, such as mother-of-pearl satin glass which they patented in 1885.

This continued until 1894, when Phoenix decided to focus exclusively on lighting products. (Webb left the company at the same time, and went on to work for several other glass making companies until his death in 1905.)

Amazingly the Phoenix Glass Company continued in business until 1970, making glassware for the lighting industry.  It was taken over by Anchor Hocking, who made for special occasions very limited productions of some of the old Phoenix sculpted glass. 

For more information on Phoenix Art Glass, I highly recommend Leland Marple's book "Phoenix Art Glass" published by Schiffer Publishing.