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In Blossom: Our New Wisteria Jewelry

Our newest pieces look both to nature and a design for a window by Agnes F. Northrop and Louis C. Tiffany

Our new wisteria jewelry

 

Every season, we look all over the Museum for beautiful artworks on which to base our distinctive and exclusive new products. As we thought about this fall, we couldn’t stop thinking about a motif associated with early spring: deep-purple wisteria flowers. And lucky for us, the blossoms that that caught are fancy are associated with a giant of American art—Louis Comfort Tiffany.

Four Seasons. Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, 1848–1933) and Agnes F. Northrop (American, 1857–1953). Watercolor, gouache, graphite, and red earth chalk pencil on on white wove paper; 29 5/16 x 18 9/16 in.; ca. 1897–99. Purchase, Walter Hoving and Julia T. Weld Gifts and Dodge Fund, 1967 (67.654.317)

 

A watercolor in The Met collection bears the hand of both Tiffany himself and his mentee and colleague Agnes F. Northrup. A design for a stained-glass window commissioned for Burrwood, the Long Island home of Standard Oil magnate William Jennings, the work features four central allegorical figures painted by Tiffany, with a border of a dozen beautifully detailed floral panels by Northrup. (Depicting nature was Northrup’s specialty in Tiffany’s glassmaking studio; “I did not do Figure,” she wrote in her memoirs.)

Wisteria Large Bib Necklace, $275

 

We have interpreted Northrup’s delicately rendered wisteria panel in our new collection of jewelry, each piece made of gunmetal-plated bronze and hand-painted transparent enamel finish.

Wisteria Large Drop Earrings, $115

 

Manufactured in the USA, our beautiful necklaces, earrings, and bracelets evoke the way this flower dangles gracefully off its vine.

Wisteria Small Drop Earrings, $90

 

Shop our wisteria jewlery and other new collections at store.metmuseum.org.

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