Metropolitan Museum of Art, Boxed Set of Louis C. Tiffany, "Dragonflies" Engraved Correspondence Cards
Inspired by wildlife and botanical sources, Louis Comfort Tiffany and other turn-of-the-century artists employed dragonflies as a favorite motif to convey the beauty and delight of the natural world.
The design for these 25 elegant, gold-embossed boxed set of correspondence cards takes as its inspiration a hair ornament (ca. 1904) that depicts, in precious materials, a pair of delicate dragonflies resting on dandelions
About Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, 1848–1933)
Louis Comfort Tiffany was an artistic giant of the Gilded Age who embraced virtually every medium, designing and directing studios to produce artistic windows, mosaics, lighting, glass vases, pottery, metalwork, enamels, jewelry, interiors, and more.