Welcome to the Gustav Manz blog. Manz was a European-trained jewelry designer, sculptor, and master goldsmith 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 clients of this early 20th century artist-craftsman.
Sunday, November 22, 2015
A FORGOTTEN TIFFANY DESIGNER
According to records in the Tiffany & Co archives, Izabel M. Coles joined the jewelry design department 1917, and remained with the company into the early 1930s. She was one of a handful of women trained in the applied arts to work on Louis Comfort Tiffany's jewelry, as well as one of a small band of designing women (including Sally James Farnham, wife of Tiffany designer Paulding Farnham) who purchased jewelry directly from Gustav Manz, who created numerous mountings for Tiffany & Co. during the same period.
Above: A press photo of Coles on the keyboard with screen image of one of her drawings in the collection of Cooper Hewitt Museum ________________________________________________ We welcome your comments, and invite you to follow Gustav Manz on this Blog, on Facebook, and on Instagram.
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