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Louis Tiffany and Tiffany & Co. Citrine and Plique-à-jour Enamel Pendant Necklace

Designed and created around 1909-1910 by Louis Tiffany in collaboration with Julia Munson, this plique-à-jour enamel and citrine pendant necklace is set in 18K gold. The pendant centers a pear-cut orange citrine within a bombé surround of circular and tear-drop form wirework motifs shaded from orange to green, suspended from a necklace of rectangular trace link chain highlighted by conforming plique-à-jour enamel elements and circular-cut citrines. A work of great subtlety and taste, this delicate pendant necklace combines the virtuoso artisanship and originality of two great jewelry artists.

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Item #: N-20861
Artist: Louis Comfort Tiffany and Julia Munson
Country: United States
Circa: 1910s
Dimensions: 19.00" length
Materials: 1 pear-shape faceted citrine (weighing approximately 7.75 carats); 5 round-cut citrines (with approximate total weight 0.50 carat); Plique-á-jour enamel; 18K Gold
Signed: TIFFANY & CO
Literature: A necklace of similar design is pictured in Louis Comfort Tiffany at Tiffany & Co. by John Loring, pp. 55-56.

Louis Tiffany and his assistant, Julia Munson, created their first studio jewels in the top floor atelier of Tiffany's Madison Avenue mansion. Their refined, ethereal works were both experimental and impossibly accomplished, as both were self-taught in this art form. This delicate necklace, characteristic of the jewels Louis created in collaboration with Munson, is loosely categorized as “Orientalist”, reflecting his wide ranging study of Indian, North African and Byzantine art forms, interpreted through his own unique lens.