Monthly Archives: December 2014

Tiffany and Company, Part II

Tiffany and Company is well known for design and exquisite workmanship. That same workmanship can be seen in the memorial vase commissioned for Fanny Short Butler (1864-1930) in the Cave Hill Cemetery at Louisville, Kentucky.  Delicately carved Easter lilies adorn … Continue reading

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Tiffany and Company

ELLEN MERRILL CUMMINGS JUNE 14 1842 – July 1 1924 EDMUND AUGUSTUS CUMMINGS NOV 29 1842 – Aug 23 1922   Started as a stationery and fancy goods store in New York City in 1837, Tiffany’s became known for creating … Continue reading

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She Weeps

This statue in the Bohemian National Cemetery at Chicago, Illinois, is replete with rich symbolism. The mourning figure tenderly wipes her eye with the corner of the funeral pall in a sign of grief. She gently leans against a broken … Continue reading

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