Because of its deep color, lapis lazuli was a stone that Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, 1848–1933), one of America’s most noted decorative artists at the turn of the twentieth century, incorporated into many of his works. Our exquisite pin has been adapted from a group of finely crafted pieces (ca. 1910–15) lapis lazuli. 1907, art jewelry designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany was made at the workshops of Tiffany & Co., where production was supervised by jeweler Julia Munson. Only a few hundred pieces of art jewelry were made under Louis Tiffany, which were notable for innovative use of semiprecious stones.
24K gold overlay, with lapis. Hand enameled. 1 1/8''L.