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Set of Edwardian Diamond and Gem-set Slides

Auction:
2225
Lot:
469
Sold for:
$10,281$8,750

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Auction:
Sale #2225 - 2225
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
December 09, 2003 11:00AM

Description:

Set of Edwardian Diamond and Gem-set Slides, each designed as a Queen Anne's Lace blossom set with rose-cut diamonds and demantoid garnets, circular-cut ruby blood spot, platinum-topped 18kt gold mounts, with Tiffany box, unsigned, (minor losses, pinstems added).

Note: The lot is accompanied by a photo of the slides mounted on black silk moire and a handwritten note left to the consignor's grandson mentioning the purchase from Tiffany, c. 1920. For a similar design executed in enamel, demantoid garnets, and rubies dating from 1904, see Louis Comfort Tiffany at Tiffany & Co., by John Loring, p. 23.
Estimate $1,500-2,000

Keywords

Louis Comfort Tiffany, Tiffany & Co., John Loring, Demantoid, Garnet, Gemstones, Ruby, Tiffany