Perfume Bottle

Tiffany & Co.
Designed by Paulding Farnham American

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 706

The agate body of this perfume bottle was carved to resemble honeycomb, while the gold and silver ornament depicting bees and honeysuckle flowers continues the theme. Originally, a conical yellow sapphire adorned the top of the lid. The report by the French ministry of commerce on Tiffany’s display at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago highlighted this bottle as a particularly fine and original example of the firm’s oeuvre.

Perfume Bottle, Tiffany & Co. (1837–present), Gold, agate, yellow sapphires, demantoid garnets, red garnets, and amethyst, American

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