Tiffany & Co. 1975 By Angela Cummings Large Lentil Earrings In 18Kt Gold With Black Jade And Opal
Geometric earrings designed by Angela Cummings for Tiffany & Co.
These are one of the very early works of Angela Cummings for the Tiffany & Co. in the early 1970's This pair of clips-earrings was named by Cummings, the Lentils and was produced in very limited quantities, between the period of 1975 and 1977. They are a beautiful geometric interpretation of the positive & negative, crafted in 18 karats yellow gold and suited with omega backs for fastening clips.
They display a pair of oversized round double cabochons cuts, carved from natural black jade, with inlaid of natural Australian opal.
Have a total weight of 15.95 grams and a diameter of 25.3 mm (1 inch).
Stamped, with four cartouche hallmarks and signed "T & CO.", "C", "18 KT".
Angela Cummings, was born in 1944 in Klagenfurt in Austria. She take her education at the art academy in Perugia, Italy and at the Zeichenakademie in Hanau, West Germany. in the 1967 she joined Tiffany & Co working under the guidance of Donald Claflin and in the 1975, she was the artistic director for her exclusive line brand Cummings. in 1984 she started her own line of jewelry to be retailed exclusively at an in-boutique store at Bergdorf Goodman, in New York city. now she's retired from the jewelry business.
A very nice and rare collector's piece, both her signed pieces for Tiffany & Co. created in the 1970's and 1980's and also her own exclusive pieces, remain highly collectible and are admired for their beauty, comfort and easily recognizably in style.
Note: This model has been produced in two sizes, these are the larger ones.
They are in perfect condition and the opals are gems quality.
INVENTORY REF: E0000MCNM/.3834