Tiffany's Horse Show
Tiffany's windows, on Union Square, New York, always attract attention. The firm are not given to lavish displays of any kind, but they are students of contemporary events and their exhibits usually possess some special element of interest to the public. Last week, during the much discussed "Portrait Exhibit," fashionable shoppers stood several rows deep in front of Tiffany's window, anxious to get a glimpse of a famous miniature, over 300 years old, of Mary, Queen of Scots, and this week their " Horse Show" window is the subject of many flattering compliments.
The present display, while thoroughly "horsey," bears that elegant touch of refinement so characteristic of the house. The articles shown represent a wide variety of the firm's products of interest in connection with the Horse Show. There are hand painted menus, with hunt scenes; bronze hackneys and other horses, for cabinets, etc.; riding crops, whips, silver spurs and stirrups, dashboard watches, fans with painted scenes of coaching parties, etc.; boot-pulls and novelties in gold and silver jewelry with horsey designs, etc.
Tiffany & Co. rank among the oldest and most conservative houses in America, and one of the secrets of their continued success is that they keep abreast of the times in their advertisements as well as the general management of their business.
Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 21st November 1894