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Earrings

  • Place of origin:

    New York (made)

  • Date:

    1920-1930 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Overbeck, Meta K. (designer)
    Tiffany & Co. (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gold, enamel and jade

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the American Friends of the V&A through the generosity of Patricia V. Goldstein

  • Museum number:

    M.185:1, 2-2007

  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 30, shelf D, box 4 []

The designer Meta Overbeck (1879-1956) worked closely with Louis Comfort Tiffany in a distinct workshop within Tiffany & Co. which was dedicated to more experimental and unusual jewellery. Louis Comfort Tiffany, son of the company's founder, had as a young man forged a separate career as an interior designer and glass artist, but in 1907 his independent 'Tiffany Furnaces' became a part of the family firm. Meta Overbeck was the chief designer of this workshop from 1914 until its closure in 1933.

Physical description

Long earrings with geometric links of blue enamelled gold and cabochon jade drops.

Place of Origin

New York (made)

Date

1920-1930 (made)

Artist/maker

Overbeck, Meta K. (designer)
Tiffany & Co. (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Gold, enamel and jade

Dimensions

Height: 3.9 cm, Width: 1.4 cm, Depth: 1.2 cm

Descriptive line

Earrings of gold, enamel and cabochon jade drop, designed for Tiffany & Co. by Meta K. Overbeck, made in New York, about 1920-1930.

Materials

Gold; Enamel; Jade

Techniques

Enamelling

Categories

Jewellery; Accessories; Metalwork

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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