Louis Comfort Tiffany Sapphire and Diamond Brooch

  • This Art Nouveau-era brooch is the work of Louis Comfort Tiffany for Tiffany & Co.
  • Three richly-hued sapphires and diamond accents are inset into the design
  • The one-of-a-kind gold and enamel brooch embodies Louis Comfort's design ethos
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Crafted by the legendary artist and designer Louis Comfort Tiffany for Tiffany & Co., this extraordinary Art Nouveau brooch is a rare and exquisite masterpiece of jewelry design. The centerpiece of this one-of-a-kind creation is a richly-hued 12.26-carat sapphire, with additional sapphires and white diamonds adding the perfect amount of shimmer to this enchanting design. The sapphire is certified by the Swiss Gemological Institute as being untreated, meaning its remarkable color is completely natural, and of Ceylon origin. The gems are inset into a delicately hand-crafted gold filigree and enamel setting in a winding foliate motif. Tiffany’s aesthetic grew from his belief that the organic forms and colors of nature provided a wellspring of design inspiration. The present piece combines the best aspects of Tiffany’s diverse output, including a keen eye for design and the nature-inspired Art Nouveau aesthetics he championed.

Best remembered for his stained glass windows and lamps, along with his Favrile glass, Louis Comfort Tiffany did not begin jewelry design until after his father’s death in 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. Tiffany is renowned for using gemstones and enamel on the basis of their color and character rather than their expense and rarity. His aim was to create one unified, highly beautiful design between the stones and their settings - an aim he achieved in the present masterpiece. Today, jewelry creations by Louis Comfort Tiffany reside in important museum collections worldwide, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York) and the Victoria and Albert Museum (London).

Signed "Tiffany & Co." and inscribed "Godmother from Katherine / December 15 - 1917"

Circa 1917

1 1/2" wide x 1" high

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Louis Comfort Tiffany Sapphire and Diamond Brooch
Maker: Tiffany & Co.
Period: 20th Century
Origin: America
Type: Brooches
Width: 1.5 Inches
Height: 1.0 Inches
Style: Art Nouveau
Louis Comfort Tiffany Sapphire and Diamond Brooch
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