Covet: Tiffany & Company Wild Rose Lapel Watch

paulding farnham

Now we’re in the realm of pure fantasy.

I was doing some research for work and I found this image while I was reading about Paulding Farnham (1859-1927), the relatively unknown designer behind many of Tiffany & Company’s most exquisite jewelry of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Wouldn’t you love to wear a “lapel watch” that pinned to your dress or jacket, with its face half-concealed within enameled flower petals? especially when the flower is a wild rose? This beautiful item was exhibited at the 1889 Paris Exposition, and it’s now owned by the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum.

Just something to dream about on a gray and blustery day.

Image via Luxury Insider.