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Marcus & Co, Art Nouveau Conch Pearl, Gold and Plique-à-Jour Enamel 'Morning Glory' Necklace

An Art Nouveau 18 karat gold plique-à-jour enamel necklace attributed to Marcus & Co. The pendant has round diamond accents culminating in plique-à-jour flower clusters with 11 conch pearls. The detachable chain is composed of shaded pink tubular links and green plique-à-jour leaf-form links. During the first decade of the twentieth century Marcus & Co. offered a variety of Revivalist style jewelry. Egyptian inspired pieces along with Renaissance Revival and Mughal style which were created. Marcus & Co. was also one of the few firms in the United States to create jewelry featuring plique-a-jour enameling, a trend very popular in French Art Nouveau jewelry of the time. They also offered the standard diamond and platinum jewelry popular at the time. Each piece was meticulously crafted, and though there are no official documents crediting George Marcus with the design of the pieces, his credits at the Boston Arts and Crafts Exhibition and later Exhibition at the Rhode Island School of Design attest to his design standing. Similar pictured in Art Nouveau Jewelry, by Vivenne Becker, E.P. Dutton, 1985, page 185, Plate 281.

Artist: Marcus & Co. (attributed to)
Circa: 1900
Dimensions: 4'' length x 1-3/4'' width pendant; 16" length necklace
Item #:  N-17583
Price:  Price on Request. Call (212) 644-6400
Marcus & Co, Art Nouveau Conch Pearl, Gold and Plique-à-Jour Enamel 'Morning Glory' Necklace
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