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Demi-parure

This is a Demi-parure. It was produced by Tiffany & Co. and the design director was Louis Comfort Tiffany. 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.

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

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