Carnelian Brooch by Louis Comfort Tiffany

  • This brooch was crafted by the legendary designer Louis Comfort Tiffany for Tiffany & Co.
  • It incorporates a cabochon carnelian and exquisite scrolling goldwork
  • This one-of-a-kind brooch embodies Louis Comfort's design ethos
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This brooch, centered by an extraordinary specimen of carnelian, was crafted by the iconic artist and designer Louis Comfort Tiffany for Tiffany & Co. Carnelian makes for an exquisite ornamental stone, as the color patterns make each translucent specimen unique. The cabochon stone is encircled by scrolling gold work reminiscent of ancient jewelry designs. Excavations of ancient sites in the late 19th century helped fuel Louis Comfort Tiffany’s and the public’s interest in ancient motifs.

Remembered for his stained glass windows and lamps, along with his Favrile glass, Louis Comfort Tiffany did not begin jewelry design until 1902. Considering the delicacy of his glassworks, his foray into the world of jewelry design seems a natural progression, and his creative output in his jewelry pieces mirror many of the Art Nouveau aesthetics he perfected in prior years. The present piece, utilizing the unique plique-à-jour enameling technique for which Louis Comfort was renowned, mimics the same effect of light coming through a stained glass window. Taking much of his inspiration from nature, Louis Comfort only produced about 750 enamel pieces in his lifetime, making this brooch a true rarity.

Signed "Tiffany & Co."

The gold setting bears the inscription, "Helen from Mother Mary / 1931"

Dated 1931

1 1/2" wide
Carnelian Brooch by Louis Comfort Tiffany
Maker: Tiffany Studios
Period: 20th Century
Origin: America
Type: Brooches
Carnelian Brooch by Louis Comfort Tiffany
Generations of Beauty by the Tiffany Name

The Tiffany name is recognized internationally as a provider of beautiful and luxurious items. For generations the firm has produced a wide breadth of luxury items - from silver to stained glass to jewelry - and have sold these...

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