An Art Deco Sapphire and Diamond Brooch by Tiffany & Co.

New York, c.1930


mounted in white gold, consisting of overlapping circular discs, the concentric circles comprising four elements set with diamonds and sapphires in different permutations of the pattern.

Signed: ‘Tiffany & Co’

6.2 cm in length

Overlapping circular motifs are found in Japanese textiles, sometimes with spiraling patterns symbolic of swirls of water.

A similar Tiffany brooch was exhibited in Japonisme: from Falize to Fabergé, the Goldsmith and Japan, Wartski, 2011, number 120