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Thursday, 2 December 2010

TIFFANY & Co Art Nouveau: the museum inspiration

This brooch belongs to the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. The reason why it is here is because I think it helps document the similar Tiffany & Co Art Nouveau opal brooch that comes up for auction at Sotheby's NY.

This piece was made in New York, around 1900 by Marcus & Co. Herman Marcus, father of the founder, had worked with Charles Tiffany an had a particular interest in european Art Nouveau style jewellery.