DescriptionOur beautiful watch is based on details from a section of the magnificent five-paneled Magnolia window (1885) for the Tiffany mansion at 72nd Street and Madison Avenue in New York City. Sections of the window were composed of graceful branches blossoming with pearly leaves and dotted with yellow and silver-gray leaf buds. Later installed at Laurelton Hall—Louis Comfort Tiffany's (American, 1848–1933) extraordinary Long Island estate—Magnolia provided a delightful view of the countryside during the day and a stunning silhouette at night.
Silver overlay case. Printed plastic band. Quartz movement. Case: 1 1/4''L x 13/16''W. Band: adjusts from 5 7/8'' to 7 7/8''.
- Silver overlay case
- Printed plastic band
- Quartz movement
- Case: 1 1/4''L x 13/16"Wband: adjusts from 5 7/8'' to 7 7/8''
Art HistoryA master of many media, Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, 1848–1933) was one of America's most noted decorative artists at the turn of the century. Son of the founder of the silver and jewelry firm Tiffany & Co. of New York, Louis C. Tiffany began his career as a painter but moved quickly to interior decoration and other decorative media. In addition to leaded glass windows and lighting fixtures, Tiffany Studios produced exceptional works in wood, bronze, and enamel, as well as jewelry, blown glass, pottery, furniture, and textiles. Louis Comfort Tiffany designed the brilliant five-paneled Magnolia window for the Tiffany mansion in New York City, where it was placed in the grand library.