American Decorative Arts
Artist: Tiffany and Company, American, founded 1837

Bar Pin

1920–30

Diamond, gold, platinum

3/8 × 3 3/8 × 1/4 in. (0.95 × 8.57 × 0.64 cm)
Anonymous gift
2011.128.9
This bar pin was made by Tiffany and Company, one of the foremost American jewelry purveyors. The elongated shape and geometric arrangement of stones show the influence of French modernistic jewelry popular during the 1920s and 1930s. The slightly brown cast of the three central diamonds makes for a more colorful composition than is typical in this form, where clear-colored diamonds often prevail.
Culture: 
American
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Jewelry
Geography: 
Retailed in New York, New York
Status: 
On view
Provenance: 

Furman Hebb, New York, New York; by gift to his daughter Kathryn Hebb, Guilford, Connecticut, 2011; by gift to Yale University Art Gallery, 2011

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions,” https://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/Pub_Bull_acquisitions_2012.pdf (accessed December 21, 2012).

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.