A diamond, sapphire and emerald bracelet, attributed to Louis Comfort Tiffany for Tiffany & Co.,
Lot 259
A diamond, sapphire and emerald bracelet,
attributed to Louis Comfort Tiffany for Tiffany & Co., circa 1915-1925
Sold for US$ 125,000 inc. premium
Auction Details
Fine Jewellery
New York
17 Oct 2013 11:00 EDT

Auction 21011
Lot Details
A diamond, sapphire and emerald bracelet, attributed to Louis Comfort Tiffany for Tiffany & Co., circa 1915-1925
designed as slightly tapering quatrefoil links composed of wire scrolls and joined by tracelink chain, highlighted by four old European or old mine-cut diamonds, accented throughout with circular, step and cushion-cut sapphires and emeralds, and old mine-cut diamonds; unsigned, with Tiffany box; larger diamonds weighing approximately: 2.60, 2.40. 2.30 and 1.75 carats; estimated remaining diamond weight: 4.05 carats; mounted in platinum; length: 7 1/4in.

Footnotes

  • This arts and crafts bracelet is reminiscent of jewelry produced under the direction of head designer Meta Overbeck for Louis Comfort Tiffany. The color palette, filigree and use of faceted stones were utilized in her creations. It would not be surprising to assume that Tiffany's famous gemologist George Frederick Kunz contributed his influence by picking the emeralds and sapphires set in this piece.

    While this bracelet does not bear a signature, it distinctly embodies the design, quality, craftsmanship, sensibility and age of similar creations produced by Tiffany & Company in the 1920's. A nearly identical, watercolor, ink, and pencil drawing, complete with sketch and stock numbers, appears in an Overbeck's design book.
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