DescriptionAmethyst, Enamel, Gold Necklace, By Louis Comfort Tiffany, Tiffany & Co.
The necklace features an oval-shaped amethyst measuring 24.74 x 17.89 x 14.18 mm and weighing approximately 35.00 carats, enhanced by round-cut amethysts weighing a total of approximately 0.85 carat, set in 18k gold, having enamel accents, suspended by an 18k gold beaded chain, complimented by enamel, marked Tiffany & Co. Gross weight 55.20 grams.
Length: 17-1/4 inches
Pendant Dimensions: 2 inches x 1-1/4 inches
The necklace has been passed down through three generations of New York women
For a matching brooch see Louis Comfort Tiffany at Tiffany & Co. by John Loring, page 69.
Designer: Louis Comfort Tiffany
Gem Type: Amethyst
Gem Average Clarity: Good
Gem Shape: Oval-shaped, Round-cut
Gem Count: 1 - 25
Overall Condition: Very Good
Notes: Some small areas of enamel loss to leaf edges. In very good condition considering the age. In the book "Louis Comfort Tiffany at Tiffany & Co." by John Loring, the author writes about a brooch (which is imaged) and goes on to say "A very large amethyst pendant with a similar grapevine motif appears in an archival photograph." This is almost certainly in reference to this necklace, which is a match to the brooch. A true collector's piece. The grapes, leaves and vines are nicely executed.
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