Iris Corsage Ornament

At the turn of the 20th century Tiffany and Co. produced a number of fabulous, realistic floral brooches. This extravagant example, exhibited at the Paris Exposition Universelle (World's Fair) of 1900 as part of a display intended to highlight the mineral wealth of the United States, was designed by Paulding Farnham. The gems for the blossom were selected by George Frederick Kunz, a renowned geologist and gemologist who worked for Tiffany.

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