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Stories in Sterling: Four Centuries of Silver in New York

Charles Lewis Tiffany (1812-1902)

Charles Lewis Tiffany (1812-1902)
Object name 
Charles Lewis Tiffany (1812-1902)
Date 
1840
Medium 
Oil on canvas
Description 
Charles L. Tiffany founded the famous silver and jewelry firm Tiffany & Co. in 1837. The business began as a small stationery and gift shop, Tiffany and Young. This portrait depicts the young entrepreneur in 1840, before his firm became a major retailer of fine silver.
Credit Line 
New-York Historical Society, Gift of Mrs. Comfort Tiffany Gilder
Object Number 
1948.393
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group