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Enameled Dragonfly Pin, Amethyst

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Price: $65.00 $32.50
Member Price: $58.50 $29.25

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Description

Starting in 1898, Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, 18481933) adapted his method of making windows to the production of artful lampshades, frequently inspired by natural motifs. Among them was the leaded- glass Drophead Dragonfly shade (ca. 19001906), which was designed by Clara Driscoll (American, 18611944), head of the Womens Glass Cutting Department at Tiffany Studios. Our fanciful dragonfly pin is adapted from this luminous lampshade.

Produced in cooperation with The New-York Historical Society.

18K gold overlay, hand enameled. 1 1/2''L x 2 1/4''W.

  • 18K gold overlay, hand enameled
  • 1 1/2''L x 2 1/4''W

Art History

Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, 18481933) embraced virtually every decorative arts medium, designing and directing the production of windows, mosaics, lighting, glass vases, pottery, metalwork, enamels, and jewelry. Of all his creative endeavors, stained glass brought him the greatest recognition. His Favrile glass, patented in 1881, was internally colored with variegated hues, which produced a milky, opaque, and in some instances rainbow-hued appearance when light shone through it. Unusual effects were created by introducing textures and adding different layers of glass or plating.

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Description

Starting in 1898, Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, 18481933) adapted his method of making windows to the production of artful lampshades, frequently inspired by natural motifs. Among them was the leaded- glass Drophead Dragonfly shade (ca. 19001906), which was designed by Clara Driscoll (American, 18611944), head of the Womens Glass Cutting Department at Tiffany Studios. Our fanciful dragonfly pin is adapted from this luminous lampshade.

Produced in cooperation with The New-York Historical Society.

18K gold overlay, hand enameled. 1 1/2''L x 2 1/4''W.





  • 18K gold overlay, hand enameled
  • 1 1/2''L x 2 1/4''W




Art History

Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, 18481933) embraced virtually every decorative arts medium, designing and directing the production of windows, mosaics, lighting, glass vases, pottery, metalwork, enamels, and jewelry. Of all his creative endeavors, stained glass brought him the greatest recognition. His Favrile glass, patented in 1881, was internally colored with variegated hues, which produced a milky, opaque, and in some instances rainbow-hued appearance when light shone through it. Unusual effects were created by introducing textures and adding different layers of glass or plating.


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