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Art Nouveau Gold and Plique-à-Jour Enamel Cockatoo Brooch

An Art Nouveau 18 karat gold and plique-à-jour enamel bird brooch, featuring a stylized depiction of a dimensional cockatoo set on a green and red plique-à-jour enamel foliate panel with gold trim.

Circa: 1900
Dimensions: 1-3/4" length x 2-1/2" width
Item #:  BO-12184
Price:   $15,000 – Call: (212) 644-6400
Art Nouveau Gold and Plique-à-Jour Enamel Cockatoo Brooch

Marcus & Co. Art Nouveau Opal and Gold Stick Pin

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.”
Circa: 1900
Dimensions: 5/8 inches square; pin length 2 1/2 inches
Item #:  BO-16439
Price:   $3,250 – Call: (212) 644-6400
Marcus & Co. Art Nouveau Opal and Gold Stick Pin

Louis Zorra Art Nouveau Diamond, Amethyst, Pearl and Plique-à-Jour Enamel Brooch

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 carat, 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”
Circa: 1900
Dimensions: 1 3/4 inches in length by 1 1/2 inches in width
Item #:  BO-16930
Price:   $22,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400
Louis Zorra Art Nouveau Diamond, Amethyst, Pearl and Plique-à-Jour Enamel Brooch

French Art Nouveau Diamond, Demantoid Garnet, Crystal and Gold Flower Brooch

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
Circa: 1900
Dimensions: 3" length x 2-3/4" widest
Item #:  BO-17029
Price:   $12,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400
French Art Nouveau Diamond, Demantoid Garnet, Crystal and Gold Flower Brooch

Luis Masriera Art Nouveau Diamond, Pearl, Enamel and Gold Pendant

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 carat, 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.

Artist: Masriera
Signed: “Masriera”
Circa: 1900
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
Luis Masriera Art Nouveau Diamond, Pearl, Enamel and Gold Pendant

French Art Nouveau Plique A Jour, Diamond, and Pearl Brooch

A French Art Nouveau 18 karat gold brooch with pearl and plique-a-jour enamel and diamonds. The plique-a-jour brooch has a freshwater pearl, and is decorated with old mine cut and rose cut diamonds weighing approximately .25 carat. The gold relief is a portrait of a young maiden with flowing hair.

Signed: French assay mark
Circa: 1900's
Dimensions: 2" length x 1-7/8" width
Item #:  BO-14015
Price:   $15,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400
French Art Nouveau Plique A Jour, Diamond, and Pearl Brooch

Louis Zorra French Art Nouveau Plique-à-Jour Enamel, Gold and Freshwater Pearl Pendant

A French Art Nouveau 18 karat gold pendant/brooch with freshwater pearl drop and plique-à-jour enamel, depicting a maiden in profile against a sky with clouds and framed with pink poppy blossoms by Louis Zorra. The serpentine clouds, the woman's abundant tresses, and the flower tendrils all follow the organic curvilinear line associated with Art Nouveau . Nature, flowers and women are themes that were often explored in tandem by fin-de-siècle artists. Here they function together to create a harmonious and picturesque scene that delights the eye. Pictured in "The French Aesthetic, Art Nouveau", by Victor Arwas, Andreas Papadakis, page 346.

Artist: Louis Zorra
Signed: French control mark
Circa: 1900’s
Dimensions: 2" length x 1-1/2" width
Item #:  PT-14471
Price:   $22,000 – Call: (212) 644-6400
Louis Zorra French Art Nouveau Plique-à-Jour Enamel, Gold and Freshwater Pearl Pendant

Marcus & Co. Art Nouveau Pearl, Diamond and Emerald Brooch

An Art Nouveau brooch with pearls, diamonds and emerald by Marcus & Co. The brooch has 10 semi-spherical pearls, 15 Old European cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 1.25 carats and a polished emerald drop. Gemological Institute of America certificate #2171449596 states the pearls are Natural saltwater button pearls. 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 were created. This brooch is composed in sarpech form which were turban brooches that were worn by Hindu and Muslim princes. 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.”
Circa: 1900
Dimensions: 3'' length x 1-5/8' width
Item #:  BO-17466
Price:   $45,000 – Call: (212) 644-6400
Marcus & Co. Art Nouveau Pearl, Diamond and Emerald Brooch
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