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