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Demi-parure, 1920s

This is a Demi-parure. It was designed by Meta K. Overbeck and produced by Tiffany and Co. and the design director was Louis Comfort Tiffany.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Neil Lane Collection as part of The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

It is dated 1920s. Its medium is 18k gold, cabochon sapphire, demantoid garnet, faceted sapphires and enamel.

Meta Overbeck supervised the art jewelry department of Tiffany & Co. beginning in 1914. Strong color combinations or orange, blue, and green, typical of design in the 1920s, feature in this necklace and earrings set. A book of Meta Overbeck's drawings survives in the collection of The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art.

It is credited Neil Lane Collection.

  • Bracelet, 1925–30
  • platinum, diamonds, sapphires.
  • Lent by Tiffany and Company, Archives, A2004.17.
  • 62.2016.3
  • Presentation Bowl, 1925
  • sterling silver.
  • Lent by The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Gift of Cecily E. Horton, 2014.814.
  • 52.2016.4

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Its dimensions are

L (necklace, overall): 22.9 cm (9 in.) L x W (pendant): 7 × 3.8 cm (2 3/4 × 1 1/2 in.) L x W (earrings): 5.9 × 1.9 cm (2 5/16 × 3/4 in.)

It has the following markings

Necklace and earrings signed Tiffany & Co.

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

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