A Tiffany Studios New York "Olive" covered box by, executed by the Enamelware Department of Stonebridge Glass Company, New York. This fabulous masterpiece is composed of enameled copper. The cover is decorated with olives, purple-brown copper branches and deep green leaves. From Paul Doros: "This enameled covered box clearly reveals the quality and innovative artistry that led to the company winning a gold medal at that world's fair. It is of a familiar form but features an unusual motif and palette. Both the cover and slightly ribbed body have a repoussé design of ripening olives and pendant leaves on sinuous branches, one of them forming an irregular sculptural handle. The gold background is particularly noteworthy. Most Tiffany enamels of this type have a ground in shades of either red or blue. The background used in this object is perfectly suited, as it suggests olives ripening under a warm, golden sun. Hints of gold glimmer and sparkle through the slightly iridescent aubergine and purple olives, as well as the green leaves, adding to the illusion. It was pieces such as this one that caused contemporary critics to proclaim Tiffany's enamels as "rare works of art" as well as "visions of delight." Paul Doros is former curator of glass at the Chrysler Museum of Art (Norfolk, Virginia) and author of The Art Glass of Louis Comfort Tiffany (New York: Vendome Press), 2013. PROVENANCE Parke-Bernet Galleries Inc., New York Private Collection, New York, circa 1965 Thence by descent to the present owners LITERATURE Martin Eidelberg and Nancy McClelland, Behind the Scenes of Tiffany Glassmaking: The Nash Notebooks, New York, 2001, pp. 21 and 178 (for the model executed in pottery) Alastair Duncan, Louis C. Tiffany: The Garden Museum Collection, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 2004, pp. 466 (for the model executed in pottery) and 471 (for the model executed in bronze pottery)
|Signed: Louis C. Tiffany and impressed SC 332|
|Dimensions: 5-1/4'' high x 6-1/2'' diameter|
|Item #: T-19163|
|Price: Price on Request. Call (212) 644-6400|
An American Art Nouveau enamel, 14 karat bloomed gold and diamond pendant locket. The figure on the heart-shaped pendant locket wears an old European-cut diamond 'earring' with an approximate weight of .04 carat. The uniquely-shaped pendant locket has double-sided compartments.
|Signed: Engraved initials "ER"|
|Dimensions: 2'' length x 1-1/4'' width|
|Item #: PT-18334|
|Price: $6,750 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
A French Egyptian Revival 18 karat gold pendant necklace with opal, diamond, freshwater pearl and enamel by Antoine Bricteux. The necklace has one carved matrix scarab opal that measures 11.89 mm by 4.06 mm. It is accented with 21 Old European-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 1.00 carat, and a 5.50 mm freshwater pearl drop. It is suspended from an 18 karat gold chain and can be converted to be worn as a brooch.
|Artist: Antoine Bricteux|
|Signed: Makers mark for Antoine Bricteux|
|Dimensions: 3'' width x 3'' length|
|Item #: N-19312|
|Price: $35,000 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
A French Art Nouveau 18 karat gold and silver 4 inch pendant with diamonds and freshwater pearls suspended from a 29 inch 18 karat gold chain with 8 freshwater pearls. The pendant has 40 rose-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of .40 carat, and 13 freshwater pearls. The articulated pendant is designed in a stylized wisteria motif.
|Signed: French Import mark|
|Dimensions: Chain: 29" length; pendant 3-3/4" length x 1-7/8" maximum width|
|Item #: N-17269|
|Price: $17,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400|