Lot 75
  • 75

18 Karat Gold, Amethyst and Lapis Lazuli Brooch, Tiffany & Co., Designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany

10,000 - 15,000 USD
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  • Tiffany & Co.
  • gold, amethyst, lapis lazuli
Centering a cabochon amethyst within a gold wirework mounting accented by gold leaves and clusters of lapis lazuli beads, gross weight approximately 9 dwts, signed Tiffany & Co.; circa 1914-1920.


Shelburne Museum, Natural Beauties: Jewelry From Art Nouveau to Now, Shelburne, Vermont, 15 November 2014 - 8 March 2015.


Illustrated in Tiffany Colored Gems by John Loring, pages 58-59.

Illustrated in Louis Comfort Tiffany at Tiffany & Coby John Loring, page 69.


In very good condition given age, with tarnish and wear to the gold commensurate with the brooch's dating. Amethyst is a transparent medium purple color, eye-clean, with a faceted pavilion giving the stone added vibrancy. The lapis lazuli beads are a deep blue color with attractive flecks of pyrite. Please note that the reverse image of lot 74 is improperly numbered in the printed catalogue.
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