The Adams Vase

Designed by Paulding Farnham American
Manufactured by Tiffany & Co.

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 706

Commissioned in honor of Edward Dean Adams, chairman of the board of the American Cotton Oil Company, this bejeweled and enameled gold vase was designed to resemble the cotton plant. The overall form and coloration emulate those of the bell-shaped cotton flower, and the rock-crystal cover represents the white boll. Upon the completion of the vase, Tiffany & Co. proudly produced a booklet detailing the process of its creation.

The Adams Vase, Designed by Paulding Farnham (1859–1927), Gold, amethysts, spessartites, tourmalines, fresh water pearls, quartzes, rock crystal, and enamel, American

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