We are very pleased to offer this stunning Art Nouveau enameled pansy flower pin produced by none other then Tiffany & Company.
In 1889 Tiffany & Company displayed extraordinary enameled orchids at the Exposition Universelle in Paris, France. Related to this exhibition Tiffany produced purple enameled orchid flower pins with textured gold stems. Designed by Paulding Farnham (1859-1927) these enameled orchid pins were exhibited at Tiffany's New York showroom prior to their departure for Paris. At the time the New York Sun that the jewels attracted more attention "than any flower show, display of orchids, or any other of nature's beauty ever brought together in this city."
This stunning pansy flower pin bears a striking resemblance to the orchid pins produced for the Paris Expo, featuring the same textured gold stem. It is likely that it was produced at the same time, circa 1889 or slightly thereafter, and sold in their showrooms before and after the exposition.
The gorgeous pin features an enameled pansy flower with two striking deep violet purple petals and three petals with violet, white, yellow and black. At the center of the flower is stunning near white approximately .25ct old mine cut of superior clarity. The flower sits atop a textured gold wavy stem.
One of the petals has sustained some damage to the enamel which is evident in the picture.
The pin is approximately 67mm long and the pansy flower measures approximately 20mm. by 21mm. The clasp is marked "Tiffany & Co." and the back of the flower is engraved "Z089."
The piece is not marked but has been tested for 18kt.
Item ID: LAM9001
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