Tiffany & Co. Diamond and Colored Gem-Set Concealed Watch Brooch
Dating from the classic Art Deco period, this Tiffany & Co. diamond, ruby, emerald and enamel brooch cleverly conceals a watch. Pavé-set with diamonds, the brooch is designed as a grand, stylized planter, patterned by channel-set diamond baguettes and over-spilling with emerald, ruby and diamond flowers on black enamel branches, with a calibré-cut emerald base. The planter sits within a geometric scrolling frame, accented by diamond bullets. A mini marvel of jewelry engineering and strong design, this radiant jewel angles forward on invisible hinges to reveal the time.
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- Curator's Notes
Artist: Tiffany & Co.
Size: 1.50” length, 2.125” width
Materials: 215 Round-cut diamonds (approximate total weight 4.65 carats); 14 Baguette-cut diamonds (approximate total weight 1.00 carat); 20 Square-cut diamonds (approximate total weight 0.90 carat); 7 Cabochon rubies and carved bead ruby (approximate total weight 0.52 carat); 11 Cabochon and calibre-cut emeralds (approximate total weight 0.33 carat); Black Enamel; Platinum; Silvered base metal watch
Signed: "Tiffany Irid Plat," and "Tiffany & Co" on watch dial
Literature: Similar watch brooch pictured and discussed in American Luxury Jewels from the House of Tiffany, by Falino and Markowitz, Antique Collectors' Club, 2009, p. 144, plate 91
Exhibition History: Exhibited at "Anything Goes: The Jazz Age" at the Nassau County Museum of Art, March 24, 2018 to July 8, 2018