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    Sale 2253

    Superb 20th Century Jewels from an American Collection

    15 October 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1031

    A RARE ENAMEL AND DIAMOND ORCHID BROOCH, BY TIFFANY & CO.

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    A RARE ENAMEL AND DIAMOND ORCHID BROOCH, BY TIFFANY & CO.
    Of the Brassia variety, the pair of "Spider Orchids" extending undulating white and pink enamel petals with gold detail, and five pink and green enamel petals with deep red and white enamel mottling, the center of each set with a circular-cut diamond pistil, to the green and orange enamel stem with green enamel leaves, mounted in 18k gold, in a Tiffany & Co. black suede case
    Signed Tiffany & Co.


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    Cf. Suzanne Tennenbaum and Janet Zapata, Jeweled Garden: A Colorful History of Gems, Jewels, and Nature, The Vendome Press, New York, 2006, page 209