Saturday, 24 November 2012

Revival style necklace by Louis Comfort TIFFANY

This is a rare necklace designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany in 1913. The piece is set in yellow gold with a large carved Lapis lazuli and turquoise, amber and green stone beads. The revival style was very popular towards the end of the Nineteenth century, specially the greek and roman revival pieces that made Castellani and Giuliano so famous. The Egyptian revival was less popular and the style would become one of the main sources of inspiration the the Art Deco egyptian stream one decade later. The necklace is a great example of Louis Comfort Tiffany constant study of the use of colour and how to adapt it to jewellery. Similar to his coloured glass lamps, the jewels that he designed have become sought after and valued by collectors mainly for their artistic value. This piece will be auctioned by Sotheby's NY on December 5th.