Thursday, 10 March 2011

A TIFFANY 1915,s montana sapphire and moonstone brooch

This delicate brooch signed by Tiffany was designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany in the beginning of the twentieth century. It is a great example of his work in platinum set with a central oval cabochon moonstone surrounded by ten Montana sapphires. He started designing in 1902 and took inspiration in nature adapting the french Art Nouveau style to America, in particular he favoured this combination of moonstone and montana sapphires which set in a light laced monture has an almost ethereal appearance, almost like the elves jewels in the Lord of The Rings!.

This brooch will be featured in the Skinner fine jewellery auction on March 15th, 2011 in Boston.

Image: Courtesy of Skinner Auction House