The Metropolitan Museum’s elegant earrings are based on a design by Meta K. Overbeck (American, active ca. 1914–1933), a supervisor of the workshops at Tiffany & Company from 1914 to 1933. Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, 1848–1933) enlisted Overbeck to oversee the production of his groundbreaking designs, as he transformed jewelry from ornament to art. Her designs were characterized by a high degree of finish, stylized filigree, and the stones themselves—their colors, shapes, and textures— to make an elegant statement. One of her designs, from a sketch in The Jewelry Design Book
, has been adapted for these delicate dangling earrings.
Produced in cooperation with The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, Winter Park, Florida.
24K gold overlay, made with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS. 1 1/2''L. Pierced, with gold-filled wires.