Lot 76
  • 76

Group of Gold, Black Opal, Enamel and Colored Stone Jewelry, Tiffany & Co., Designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany

100,000 - 150,000 USD
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  • Tiffany & Co.
  • gold, opal, enamel, colored stone
Comprising a necklace, brooch and pair of pendant-earrings decorated with grape clusters and leaves applied with multi-colored translucent enamel, accented by small round green garnets sapphires and citrines, each piece set with a cabochon opal, the reverse of the pendant-earrings highlighted with additional enameled leaves, necklace length 17 inches, each piece signed Tiffany & Co.; circa 1905-1920.


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


Shelburne Museum, Louis Comfort Tiffany: Nature by Design, Shelburne, Vermont, 20 June - 25 October 2009.


Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen, et al., Louis Comfort Tiffany: Nature by Design, page 37.


All pieces in very good condition especially considering the piece's age. Nice detailing to the enamel work; the enameling is in good condition and intact with some very minor enamel loss on some of the grape clusters and leaves only visible under close inspection. The opals show a strong attractive play of color presenting the whole spectrum of colors, with greens and blues predominating in the pin, and with reds, oranges and blues predominating in the earrings and necklace. Very minor crazing to the underside of the pendant-earrings, not visible when worn. The garnets are a bright very slightly yellowish green and slightly included. The sapphires are a medium to medium-deep violetish blue and slightly to moderately included. The citrines are a medium-deep slightly brownish yellow and slightly included. Signature located on all pieces, with the signatures on the pendant-earrings partially rubbed. Length of necklace approximately 17 inches, length of earrings approximately 1 3/4 inches, dimensions of the pin approximately 2 x 7/8 of an inch(es). Designed with Julia Munson or Meta Overbeck.
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