An Art Nouveau 18 karat gold and plique-à-jour enamel bird brooch, featuring a stylized depiction of a sculpted cockatoo set on a green and red plique-à-jour enamel foliate panel with gold trim.
|Dimensions: 1 3/4" in length x 2 1/2" in width|
|Item #: BO-12184|
|Price: $15,000 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
An American Art Nouveau 18 karat gold stick pin with enameling and opal by Marcus & Co. The stick pin has a cabochon opal surrounded with four enamel side sections decorated with gold relief arabesque designs. During the first decade of the twentieth century the firm offered a variety of Revivalist style jewelry. Egyptian inspired pieces along with Renaissance Revival and Mughal style were created. The venerable firm of Marcus & Co. was established in 1892 by William, Herman and George Elder Marcus with a shop in New York. The firm distinguished itself as an early proponent of the Art Nouveau style in America, of which this ring is an exquisite example. During the Art Deco period of the 1920's, the firm continued producing fine jewels in the new Art Deco style and expanded with branches in London, Paris, and Palm Beach.
|Artist: Marcus & Co.|
|Signed: “M & Co.”|
|Dimensions: 5/8 inches square; pin length 2 1/2 inches|
|Item #: BO-16439|
|Price: $3,250 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
A French Art Nouveau 18 karat gold pendant with pink sapphire, diamonds and pearl by Lucien Gautrait. The pendant has a pear-cut pink sapphire with an approximate total weight of .80 carats, 2 old European-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of .10 carats, and a baroque pearl drop. The pendant shows an emergent woman with flowing hair and outstretched arms in a euphoric opium-induced state. (Art Nouveau chain not original to the piece.)Pictured in Masterpieces of French Jewelry, by Judith Price, Running Press, 2006, page 48.Pictured in Henri Vever French Jewelry of the Nineteenth Century, Thames Hudson, 2001, page 1110
|Signed: “L Gautrait” and Makers mark French control mark|
|Dimensions: 3 1/2 inches in length x 2 1/4 inches at the widest|
|Item #: PT-16445|
|Price: Price on Request. Call (212) 644-6400|
An Austrian Art Nouveau 18 karat gold brooch with diamond, sapphires, rubies, emerald, garnet and pearl. The bloomed gold, three dimensional butterfly is set with 1 fancy cut garnet approximately 1.40 carats, 1 diamond approximately .03 cts, 4 sapphires approximately .55 carat, 4 rubies approximately .30 carat, 2 emerald approximately .12 carat and one pearl.
|Signed: Austrian control mark.|
|Dimensions: 1 inch in height x 2 inches in width|
|Item #: BO-16927|
|Price: $12,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
An Art Nouveau 18 karat gold and plique à jour brooch with diamond, amethysts and pearl by Louis Zorra. The brooch has an old mine-cut diamond with an approximate total weight of .65 carats, 21 round bezel set amethysts with an approximate total weight of 1.10 carats, and a hanging, enamel capped pearl. Similar pictured in Imperishable Beauty Art Nouveau Jewelry, by Yvonne J. Markowitz and Elyse Zorn Karlin, MFA Publications Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 2008, pages 8 and 68. "Zorra was possibly born in Italy, working in Paris during the Art Nouveau period)...he moved to Paris from Asti, Italy, and exhibited at the Salon des artistes français, receiving an honorable mention in 1902." Markowitz and Karlin in Imperishable Beauty, pg. 151.
|Artist: Louis Zorra|
|Signed: “Emily C, Minor” “V.B.K. From C.W.W”|
|Dimensions: 1 3/4 inches in height by 1 1/2 inches in width|
|Item #: BO-16930|
|Price: $22,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
A French Art Nouveau 18 karat gold brooch with demantoid garnets, diamonds and rock crystal. The brooch has 42 round demantoid garnets with an approximate total weight of 1.00 carats, 45 rose-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of .60 carats, and 10 rock crystal beads. Although unsigned, elements of the design of this piece can be found in the work of René Lalique.
|Signed: French control mark|
|Dimensions: 3" length x 2-3/4" widest|
|Item #: BO-17029|
|Price: $12,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
A Spanish Art Nouveau 18 karat gold pendant/brooch with diamond and pearls by Masriera. The pendant brooch has an old European-cut diamond with an approximate total weight of .07 carats, and a freshwater pearl drop of approximately 6 x 5 mm. The pendant depicts a maiden emerging among flowers. (New chain added.) "The name Masriera is not only a synonym for artistic jewellery, but also much more: Catalan modernist jewelry, a world focussed on the symbolic trends of Art Nouveau. The name Masriera is completely inseparable from the artistic and cultural life in Barcelona in the last decades of the 19th century until the first decades of the 20th century."After being introduced to the work of René Lalique and the 1900 International Paris Exhibition, Masriera's jewels focused on the floral, serpentine elements and feminine sensuality, but the true iconographic revolution came from the magical fusion of the Art Nouveau, the iconic fusion between woman and nature, spawning the popular fairies, nymphs, naiads and insect-women.
|Dimensions: 2 1/4 inches in height x 1 1/2 inches in width; with chain 21 inches in length.|
|Item #: PT-17169|
|Price: $27,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
A French Art Nouveau 18 karat gold brooch with pearl and plique-a-jour enamel and diamonds. The brooch has a freshwater pearl, and is of plique-a-jour enamel, and decorated with old mine cut and rose cut diamonds weighing approximately .25 carat. The gold relief is that of a young maiden with long hair in three quarter profile.
|Dimensions: 2" in length x 1 7/8" wide|
|Item #: BO-14015|
|Price: $15,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400|