Jewel of the day: Metropolitan Museum of Art Irises Glass Pendant

I love me some museum gift shop jewellery. This piece from New York’s famed Metropolitan Museum of Art takes a detail from a piece by Tiffany and renders it into a pendant hung from a brass chain. The museum notes, “This unique pendant reproduces a detail from Magnolias and Irises, a leaded–glass window made by Tiffany Studios about 1908. Its delicately rendered irises and magnolia blossoms form a frame around a winding river and distant hills.

Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848–1933), one of America’s most noted decorative artists, embodied the artistic spirit of the Gilded Age. Using his innovative opalescent Favrile glass, he achieved pictorial effects of unsurpassed subtlety and beauty. Our exclusive pendant is meticulously handcrafted in New York City.”

This piece sells for UsD$78.

 

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