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    Sale 2160

    Jewels: The New York Sale

    22 April 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 79

    A SUITE OF MOONSTONE AND SAPPHIRE JEWELRY, BY TIFFANY & CO.

    Price Realised  

    A SUITE OF MOONSTONE AND SAPPHIRE JEWELRY, BY TIFFANY & CO.
    Comprising a necklace, suspending a detachable pendant, centering upon an oval-shaped cabochon moonstone, within a pierced cabochon moonstone and platinum wirework surround, trimmed by circular-cut sapphires, from a neckchain, set with an alternating series of cabochon moonstones and circular-cut sapphires; and a pair of ear clips en suite, mounted in platinum, necklace 15½ ins., (pendant may also be worn as a brooch), in a Tiffany & Co. black suede necklace case and ear clip box
    Each signed Tiffany & Co., ear clips no. 19714772 (3)


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    Cf. John Loring, Louis Comfort Tiffany at Tiffany & Co., Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York, 2002, page 74

    Cf. Clare Phillips, Ed., Bejeweled by Tiffany: 1837-1987, Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 2006, page 246

    Cf. Janet Zapata, The Jewelry and Enamels of Louis Comfort Tiffany, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York, 1993, page 116

    Post Lot Text

    This contemporary necklace was modeled after a Louis Comfort Tiffany design, 1914-1933