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Tiffany & Co. Georges Lenfant 18k Gold and Emerald Double Seahorse Brooch

$35,000
Created in Paris for Tiffany & Co. by Geroges Lenfant's firm in the 1960s-1970s, this double seahorse clip brooch is composed of 18K gold, emeralds and rubies. Designed as seahorses with entwined tails, their bodies set with graduating lines of round-cut emeralds, with ruby eyes, with ridged, with contrasting matte and polished surfaces. Impeccably crafted by a great French jeweler for Tiffany & Co., this playful and charming sea creature brooch adds charm and delight to all jewelry wardrobes.
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Item #: BO-21321
Artist: Tiffany & Co. and Georges Lenfant
Country: France
Circa: 1970s
Dimensions: 2.25" length, 1.50" width.
Materials: 15 round emeralds (approximate total weight 1.00 carats); 1 round ruby (approximate total weight 0.08 carat); 18K Gold
Signed: C TIFFANY & CO 18Kts, Georges Lenfant maker's mark, MADE IN FRANCE

The workshop of Georges Lenfant was featured in a recent article in the New York Times calling attention to the genius of of Jacques Lenfant as a manufacturing jeweler to the great French houses like Van Cleef & Arpels, Cartier, and Mauboussin. The article captured the growing appreciation of Lenfant's unparalleled skills as a goldsmith, and original design talent. While best known for their inspiration of the "mid-century bold gold movement", their tradition range also includes the creation of whimsical gem-set animal brooches for major houses, such as these seahorses for Tiffany & Co.
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