Louis Comfort Tiffany for Tiffany & Co. Golden Topaz and Emerald Necklace
Dating from 1910-1915, this unusual and alluring necklace belongs to a group of jewels exploring one of Louis Comfort Tiffany’s favorite motifs, the fruiting grapevine, in a blue-green and gold palette. The pendant, with its substantial golden topaz and emeralds nestling among polychrome basse-taille enamel leaves, hangs from a glamorous cascade of gem-set links and delicate hand-wrought chain. Gorgeous, generously long, and gemmy, it slips easily over the head, a casually-wearable masterpiece.
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Artist: Louis Comfort Tiffany for Tiffany & Co.
Country: United States
Size: 25” length (necklace); 2.875” length, 1.25" width (pendant)
Materials: Oval-shape mixed-cut golden topaz (measuring approximately 24.50mm x 13.00mm x 8.90mm, weighing approximately 22.35g); 9 Oval-, briolette-, and mixed-cut golden topaz (approximate total weight 11.50 carats); 30 Shield- and step-cut emeralds (approximate total weight 8.85 carats); Basse-taille enamel; 18K Gold
Signed: “Tiffany & Co.”
Literature: Similar chain link motif pictured in The Jewelry and Enamels of Louis Comfort Tiffany, by Janet Zapata, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers, 1993, p. 111
Provenance: Property from the Estate of Linda Zoe Jenkins, Roseville, Minnesota
Image Credit: Image courtesy of Hindman Auctions