RARE TIFFANY AZTEC DAGGER TO BE SOLD AT CLARS IN FEBRUARY Oakland, CA — Clars Auction Gallery has just announced that they will be offering a very rare Tiffany “Aztec” Presentation Dagger in their Sunday, February 19, 2012 Antiques and Fine Art Auction. Desi
News-Antique.com - Jan 05,2012 - RARE AND EXQUISITE TIFFANY “AZTEC” PRESENTATION DAGGER TO BE SOLD AT CLARS IN FEBRUARY 2012
Oakland, CA — Clars Auction Gallery has just announced that they will be offering a very rare Tiffany “Aztec” Presentation Dagger in their Sunday, February 19, 2012 Antiques and Fine Art Auction. Designed by G. Paul Farnham in the early 1900s, this powerful yet diminutive piece is executed is sterling, ivory and faceted obsidian. His use of obsidian was in direct homage to the Aztec culture where they used obsidian to create the sharpest daggers possible, even sharper than diamonds.
Farnham’s creations are scarce and highly sought after worldwide. In 2009, his Tiffany “Aztec” bowl, executed in sterling and copper, sold to the Dallas Museum of Art for $305,000. “It is a pleasure to be handling such an important piece of American Decorative Art,” said Deric Torres, specialist at Clars. “The beauty of this piece is testament to his creative genius and will be the highlight of our February sale.”
Farnham was Tiffany’s chief jewelry designer from 1891 to 1908 and is regarded as the best designer Tiffany ever employed. Inspired and trained by his predecessor Edward C. Moore, Farnham became an unequaled colorist in design and his creations reflected international sources including Asian, Egyptian, Russian, Celtic and Native American. Charged with creating significant presentation pieces for Tiffany to be judged at world expositions, Farnham’s work received a gold medal for jewelry at the Paris Exposition Universelle of 1889, the grand prize for his Native American-style silverware at the Paris Exposition of 1900, and a gold medal for silverware at the Pan-American Exposition for his jeweled and enameled “Viking” and “Saracenic” silver.
For more information on this important piece and Clars February 18th and 19th, 2012 Antiques and Fine Art sale, please call (510) 428-0100, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website at www.clars.com Clars Auction Gallery is located at 5644 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA 94609.