Lot 79. Gold and Coloured Diamond Necklace, Tiffany & Co., Designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany, circa 1910. Estimate $40,000–60,000. Photo: Sotheby's.
The pear-shaped pendant centering an articulated antique pear-shaped diamond of yellow hue weighing approximately 3.15 carats, the borders decorated with gold wirework and beadwork, topped by a larger openwork gold bead, suspended from a chain spaced at intervals with smaller gold beads, length 16 inches, signed Tiffany & Co.; circa 1910.
Note: Accompanied by GIA report no. 5181206685 stating that the diamond is of Natural Color.
For pieces with similar wirework motifs made under the direction of Julia Munson, see Louis Comfort Tiffany at Tiffany & Co. by John Loring, pages 48-49.
Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels Including the Legendary Stotesbury Emerald, New York, 25 Apr 2017, 10:00 AM