Art Nouveau Jewels
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Spectacular Art Nouveau jewelry pieces by Lalique and Tiffany are an acknowledged highlight of the Walters’ collection. Assistant Curator of 18th- and 19th-Century Art Jo Briggs will explore whether and how these pieces were worn, introducing the audience along the way to the Parisian actresses and courtesans who dared to wear these provocative art works. Using replicas, Dr. Briggs will test the overall practicality and wearability of these stunning jewels.