DEAD: Charles Lewis Tiffany

DEAD: ON THIS DATE

Charles Lewis Tiffany (aged 90)

Jewelry businessman (Founded New York City’s Tiffany & Co.)

Charles Lewis Tiffany (February 15, 1812 – February 18, 1902) was a nineteenth century leader in the American jewelry trade and founded New York City’s Tiffany & Co. in 1837. Known for his jewelry expertise, Tiffany created the country’s first retail catalog and introduced the English standard of sterling silver in imported jewelry in 1851.

DEATH: At his death in Yonkers, New York, on February 18, 1902, at age 90, his company was capitalized at more than $2 million and acknowledged as the most prominent jewelry company in North America.

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