DescriptionLuxurious examples of Ciner jewelry (1966–76) are represented in the Museum’s Costume Institute. This striking tiger brooch was created by Ciner exclusively for the Metropolitan Museum. Each piece begins with a hand-colored sketch, which is then sculpted by a model maker, in the tradition of platinum jewelry. Ciner uses only the finest materials, and rich jewel-toned enamels are applied entirely by hand.
18K gold overlay, hand enameled. 4''L x 1 1/4''W.
- 18K gold overlay, hand enameled
- 4''L x 1 1/4''W
Art HistoryFounded by Emanuel Ciner in 1892 in New York City, Ciner Fashion Jewelry began as a maker of fine jewelry. In the 1930s the company began creating fashionable, high- end costume jewelry, gaining renown for its extraordinary craftsmanship, and vintage Ciner pieces remain highly sought after today by collectors. Emanuel Ciner’s granddaughter, Pat Ciner Hill, and her daughter, Jean, now head the family firm that has been designing important costume jewelry for more than 121 years.