Welcome to the Gustav Manz blog. Manz was a master goldsmith and designing jeweler whose career spanned New York's Gilded Age and Art Deco eras. We invite you to share your thoughts, and will do our best to answer specific questions about the life, work, and contemporaries of this early 20th century artist-craftsman. Regards, The Editors
Sunday, November 22, 2015
AN EARLY LOOK AT A TIFFANY DESIGNER | COOPER HEWITT'S OBJECT OF THE DAY
Izabel Coles and one of her drawings
Izabel M. Coles designed jewelry for Tiffany & Company in the 1920s, and was one of several professional women in the applied arts who sought out Gustav Manz's work and services as a designing goldsmith. There was another side to Coles' career, as described in a recent post, "Dining Rooms to Diamonds," for Cooper Hewitt's Object of the Day. For more on Coles' relationship to Manz and his circle, read our previous post Moonstruck Over Moonstone.
Drawing, side elevation of a dining room by Izabel M. Coles, ca. 1909. Pencil and watercolor on paper (1953-30-5). Courtesy Cooper Hewitt Museum Copyright (c) Laura Mathews | All Rights Reserved Gustav Manz LLC