Box b (goes with necklace a)

American (New York)
about 1917
Tiffany & Co. (American, active 1837–present)


Object Place: New York, United States

Dimensions

3 x 8.8 x 8.3 cm (1 3/16 x 3 7/16 x 3 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1978.623b

Medium or Technique

Leather and silk crepe box

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Boxes

Blue leather box (b) with white crepe lining marked “Tiffany and Co., New York, Paris, London.”

Heart-shaped pendant necklace (a) of blue glass with french silver and diamond paste floral motif surrounded by paste, depending from large decorative silver and paste unit on chain of alternating imitation lapiz lozenges with silver and paste floral motifs and silver and paste decorative motifs. Said to be copy of Italian crown jewels. Blue leather box (b) with white crepe lining marked “Tiffany and Co., New York, Paris, London.”

Markings

box is marked Tiffany and Co

Provenance

Given by Isabella Stewart Gardner to Virginia Houghton (1898-1971) to wear at her Debut in Cambridge in 1917. A/D December 1978, ratified by V/C January 10, 1979

Credit Line

Gift of Alexander W. Dole

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.