TIFFANY & CO., JEAN SCHLUMBERGER DIAMOND, LACQUER, ENAMEL AND RUBY 'SEABIRD' CLIP-BROOCH
TIFFANY & CO., JEAN SCHLUMBERGER DIAMOND, LACQUER, ENAMEL AND RUBY 'SEABIRD' CLIP-BROOCH
TIFFANY & CO., JEAN SCHLUMBERGER DIAMOND, LACQUER, ENAMEL AND RUBY 'SEABIRD' CLIP-BROOCH
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Property from the Collection of Adolphus Andrews, Jr. and Emily Taylor Andrews
TIFFANY & CO., JEAN SCHLUMBERGER DIAMOND, LACQUER, ENAMEL AND RUBY 'SEABIRD' CLIP-BROOCH

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TIFFANY & CO., JEAN SCHLUMBERGER DIAMOND, LACQUER, ENAMEL AND RUBY 'SEABIRD' CLIP-BROOCH
Round diamonds, black lacquer, blue enamel, pear-shaped ruby, platinum and yellow gold, circa 1968, signed Tiffany Schlumberger, black Tiffany & Co. case

Size/Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.4 cm (3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in)
Gross Weight: 60.8 grams
Literature
Cf. F. Ricci, Bijoux de Jean Schlumberger, 1976, p. 130-131

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Lot Essay

Adolphus Andrews Jr. and his wife of 69 years, Emily Taylor Andrews, were a devoted couple and represented a bygone era of old world elegance. Known as Dolph and Emmy to their friends, they presided over San Francisco society from their glittering Pacific Heights townhouse. Their historic roots in America were deep: Emmy’s mother’s family came to California with the Gold Rush and founded the lumber company Pope and Talbot while her father’s family, the Taylors, owned the Boston Globe until 1973. Dolph’s grandfather founded a real estate business in Dallas following the Civil War.

Dolph and Emmy shared a love of art, and filled their house full of treasures from Europe and the East, under the guidance of the celebrated California interior designers Michael Taylor and Anthony Hail. Many of these treasures were acquired on buying trips to London and Paris, where they were regular guests at Claridges and the Hôtel Crillon, interspersed with shoots at Burghley and Blenheim Palace, when Dolph would delight his ducal hosts with his particularly colorful Savile Row tweed suits.

They were passionate supporters of San Francisco cultural institutions, particularly the de Young Museum and the Palace of the Legion of Honor, and would have an annual dinner hosting many of the dealers showing at the fabled San Francisco Antiques Show. Emmy had spent summers as a child with her grandmother at Lake Tahoe and introduced Dolph to the magic of this unique place. They were instrumental in founding the first fund raiser for the League to Save Lake Tahoe in 1969, which rapidly became a social institution every August with dazzling fashion shows by Oscar de la Renta.

Lots 28 - 42 reflect the joie de vivre of the Andrews collection and Dolph’s singular taste. He would delight in ordering the latest creations from various houses, and had a particular affinity and love for the creations of Fulco di Verdura and Jean Schlumberger. The Andrews collection is rich in its variety of jewels, with a particular focus on color and whimsical design. Rounding out the collection is a superb ‘Mystery-Set’ sapphire and diamond bracelet, particularly unusual in design and reflective of the genius of Van Cleef & Arpels. The decorative arts, including English and European furniture, and a rich selection of gold boxes and objects de vertu, will be sold at Christie’s in early 2024.

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