Orchid Tear drop earrings: Details on these earrings are from Dendrobium Phalaenopsis, a selection from The Orchid Album, a multi-volume work published in London between 1882 and 1897. Botanical artist John Nugent Fitch (1840–1927) created 528 lithographs for this work, which is noted for its bold use of color and astounding beauty.
Tiffany Clematis: Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933) is celebrated today as one of the most influential designers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. New information revealed in recently discovered letters suggests that Tiffany designer Clara Driscoll (1861-1944), actually designed most of Tiffany's leaded glass lamps, many of his objets d'art, and supervised the execution of many of his most celebrated leaded windows and mosaics. Her passion for the natural world and redefined design sense are unmistakable in these unique earrings which feature her design for the Clematis leaded glass and bronze lampshade.
M.J. Heade's Cattleyua Orchid: The design of this earring was inspired by Martin Johnson Heade’s painting. Heade received his first art training from the folk artist Edward Hicks and later went on to settle in NYC where he took a studio in the Tenth Street Studio Building which housed many famous Hudson River School artists. This spurred his interest in landscape painting.
Cherry Blossom: One of the great Japanese landscape artists of all time, Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) created views of his native Japan that are celebrated throughout the world. In his extraordinary series, One Hundred Famous Views of Edo, Hiroshige developed a style of sharply juxtaposed bold foreground elements as a framing device with distant views. His style blends Western influences with the meisho Japanese tradition, yet it is uniquely his own.
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