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Contribution of Louis Comfort Tiffany

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Behind Louis Comfort Tiffany's revival of ancient techniques was his fascination with exotic cultures. He had a vast collection of Asian, Native American and Middle Eastern artifacts, and his Long Island home included a replica of an enclosed, three-story Indian Mughal court room complete with a balcony, fountain and wall niches for statuettesElsa Peretti
India was an important source of inspiration for Tiffany's art jewelry. For instance, we learn from a wall text that ''royal jewels from the Mughal Court'' inspired ''Antique Revival Necklace,'' circa 1905, one of the most spectacular objects in the exhibition. Butcheap tiffany jewelrymost important contribution to modern jewelry design was perhaps his experimentation with exotic stones, including moonstones, opals, zircons, garnets, coral and amethysts. Tiffany also preferred unusual cuts, especially those that maintained the stone's color and weight.
The size, color and combination of stones used in his jewels give them a champagne liveliness not found in much of today's colorless formal jewelry. They also possess a showiness that, to our eyes, seems gauche. Nothing could be less fashionableHeart chain bracelet

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