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    Art Deco Diamond, Platinum Lorgnette, Tiffany & Co.

    The hinged and spring loaded lorgnette opens to reveal two rectangular-shaped spectacles; the handle highlighted by a trapezoid-cut diamond, enhanced by full and single-cut diamonds, set in platinum, suspended by a delicate platinum chain, accented by full-cut diamonds. Total diamond weight approximately 0.75 carat. Marked Tiffany & Co. Circa 1920. Gross weight 28.00 grams.
    Chain Length: 24 inches Lorngette Dimensions: 2-1/2 inches x 1 inch


    Condition Report*: Tiffany & Co. Lorgnette
    Diamonds
    Average Color: GHI
    Average Clarity: SI
    Shapes: Full Cuts and Trap
    Diamond Count: 1-25
    Good Condition
    Tiffany & Co.: Charles Lewis Tiffany (1812-1902) founded the firm that bears his name in 1837. The boutique style business retailed stationery, silver, jewelry and objects d'art. With the growth of their jewelry interests, Tiffany soared. The company is credited with revolutionizing the jewelry industry by the invention of the open six-prong diamond setting. By 1907, the son of the founder, Louis Comfort Tiffany, rose to international attention for his profusion of the arts: painting, art glass and jewelry. As Tiffany & Company expanded, they offered select designers the ability to sign their pieces designed for the Tiffany & Co. brand; such as in 1955 Donald Claflin and Jean Schlumberger, in 1967 Angela Cummings, later Elsa Peretti in 1974 and most recently Paloma Picasso in 1980.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2006
    4th Monday
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