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

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