Louis Tiffany and Tiffany & Co. Boulder Opal and Enamel Brooch
Created in the studio of Louis Tiffany, Tiffany & Co., this boulder opal and enamel brooch is mounted in 18K gold. An elongated oval in form, the brooch centers a bezel-set boulder opal cabochon with green and blue tones, exhibiting directional orange and red phenomenon and ironstone edges, within a delicate scrolling wirework frame of slightly bluish-green, blue, and purple plique-á-jour enamel, accented by minute gold beads. A beautiful jewel exhibiting exceptional unity of design, this small work of art exhibits Louis Tiffany’s capacity to generate beguiling color and light effects in unusual gems and enamel.
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Item #: BO-20493
Artist: Louis Tiffany, Tiffany & Co.
Country: United States
Size: 1.50” length x 0.75” width
Materials: 1 oval cabochon boulder opal (measuring approximately 17.2 0 x 10.00 x 6.10 mm); Polychrome plique-a-jour enamel; 18K gold
Signed: Tiffany & Co.
Literature: Tiffany Jewels, John Loring, p. 175