Lot 155. A nephrite, amethyst and sapphire necklace by Louis Comfort Tiffany, Tiffany & Co. Estimate: $30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 247,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017
The freeform amethyst, carved at the reverse, set within a platinum and gold filigree and wirework surround, suspending nephrite and amethyst bead fringe, to the similarly set fringed neckchain, set with alternating nephrite and amethyst cabochons, with circular-cut sapphire detail, circa 1920, 18 1/4 ins., mounted in platinum and gold. Signed Tiffany & Co.
Formely in the Garden Museum Collection.
Literature: A. Duncan, Louis C. Tiffany: The Garden Museum Collection,England, Antique Collectors' Club Limited, 2004, p. 513.
Christie's. Magnificent Jewels & the Rockefeller Emerald, 20 June 2017, New York, Rockefeller Center