Necklace

American
About 1910
Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, 1848–1933), For Tiffany & Co. (American, active 1837–present)


Dimensions

Length: 59.7 cm (23 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2017.1328

Medium or Technique

Black opal, demantoid garnet, sapphire, gold

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Classifications

Necklaces and neck bands

Necklace with a large black opal pendant with a sculpted gold grapevine surround that is enhanced by circular-cut demantoid garnets and sapphires. The pendant’s reverse also features a gold garland around the grey-blue matrix of the opal. The long gold chain alternates between a double-strand chain, with demantoid garnets and sapphires, and gold grapevine details.

Markings

Tiffany & Co.

Provenance

By 1990s, Collection of Louis C. Tiffany Garden Museum, Matsue, Japan; 2011 or 2012, sold to private collector; June 20, 2017, sold at Christie's to the MFA (sale 14760, lot 128). (Accession Date: June 21, 2017)

Credit Line

William Francis Warden Fund