Margot Van Voorhies: The Art of Mexican Enamelwork
comes from an inspired silver jewelry designer who in 1938 traveled from San Francisco to Mexico, where she married a silversmith.
Georgie (1868-1934) developed the designs while Arthur (1862-1928) tended to specialise in enamelwork
An oddly shaped pearl forms the swan's body, while the rest of the animal is composed of enamelwork
A group called 'Les Emaux" revives the 'cabinotier' tradition with a series of leafy designs of transparent enamelwork
on gold set with freshwater pearls and tiny brilliants, Then there are "Les Insolites", in which Albert indulges his penchant for the unexpected, and "Les Billes Precieuses', colourful little marbles of precious or semi-precious stones, a golden ball set with diamonds or a single perfect pearl.
The exhibition's developer Frelinghuysen, along with other contributors, trace the genesis of Laurelton Hall, explaining the eastern influence on Tiffany's early interiors; and attractively displaying the elaborate lamps, vases, murals, leaded-glass windows, paintings, ceramics, and enamelwork
that made up his personal museum.