Lot 145. A delicate pearl and gold bib necklace, by Louis Comfort Tiffany, Tiffany & Co. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 62,500© Christie's Images Ltd 2017

The gold Etruscan-style tapered bib necklace, set at the front with alternating gold and seed pearl-set round filigree elements, enhanced by dogtooth pearl drops, circa 1905, 14 1/2 ins. 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. 497 (including a Tiffany & Co. archival photograph of a similar necklace)
J. Loring, Louis Comfort Tiffany at Tiffany & Co., Japan, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 2002, p. 40-41.

Christie'sMagnificent Jewels & the Rockefeller Emerald, 20 June 2017, New York, Rockefeller Center