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French Antique Diamond, Pearl, Platinum and Gold topped Silver Set of Swallow Brooches

A set of three French Antique 18 kt gold and oxidized silver, platinum and enamel brooches with diamonds and pearls. The brooches have a combined total of 87 rose-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of .50 carats, 4 bezel set old European-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of .32 carats, and 3 hanging freshwater pearls. The brooches depict 3 swallows in flight. The brooches are finely engraved on the underside in a realistic feather motif. The later platinum diamond set chain connecting the three swallows is removable. Fitted box. Swallows were highly symbolic in the 18th and 19th Centuries. They symbolized wanting your loved one to return home safely, faithfully, or to simply return home quickly.

Signed: French control mark
Circa: 1870's
Dimensions: Brooches: 1-3/4" length x 1-7/8" width (2) and 1-3/4" length x 2-1/4" width: length with platinum chain: 8".
Item #:  BO-17193
Price:   $25,000 – Call: (212) 644-6400
French Antique Diamond, Pearl, Platinum and Gold topped Silver Set of Swallow Brooches

Art Nouveau Gold and Plique-à-Jour Enamel 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 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 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”
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

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 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.

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

Art Deco Platinum, Diamond, and Enamel Jabot Pin

A French Art Deco platinum, diamond and enamel jabot pin that features two flowers on each end that are decorated with 100 old European cut diamonds and black enamel that form two flowers. The diamonds have an approximate total weight of 2.90 carats. This type of brooch, usually long and vertically shaped, consists of a single central pin with two decorative ornaments at either end. The lower ornament, which either clicks or screws into place, is detachable allowing the connecting pin to be slipped through the garment. When fastened, the pin is invisible, so the two ornaments seem to float on the fabric. In the 1920's and 1930's, Cartier was famed for its jeweled jabots, which it called cliquet pins or brooches (named for the "click" made when the detachable ornament is snapped on to the pin).

Signed: French control mark
Circa: 1920's
Dimensions: 7/8" length x 3-1/4" width
Item #:  BO-13353
Price:   $27,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400
Art Deco Platinum, Diamond, and Enamel Jabot Pin

Kohn Art Deco Diamond, Ruby, Emerald and Lapis Lazuli Jardiniere Brooch

An Art Deco platinum and gold brooch with diamonds, ruby, emerald and lapis lazuli by Kohn. The brooch has 38 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 1.20 carats, with ruby and emerald accents. The base of the jardiniere is formed of a single piece of lapis lazuli with red and black enamel.

Artist: Kohn
Signed: “Kohn”
Circa: 1920's
Dimensions: ¾ inches in height x 2¼ inches in width
Item #:  BO-16257
Price:   $27,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400
Kohn Art Deco Diamond, Ruby, Emerald and Lapis Lazuli Jardiniere Brooch

Tiffany & Co. Art Deco Diamond, Ruby, Emerald and Platinum Watch/Brooch

An American Art Deco platinum and enamel watch/brooch with diamonds, rubies and emeralds by Tiffany & Co. The watch/brooch has 215 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 4.65 carats, and 14 baguette diamonds with an approximate total weight of 1.00 carats, 20 square-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of .90 carat, 6 cabochon rubies and 1 carved bead ruby with an approximate total weight of .52 carat and 11 cabochon and calibre-cut emeralds with an approximate total weight of .33 carat. "The style for decorative arts of the 1920's was streamlined; form was reduced to basic geometry and the color palette was made strong and bold as opposed to the delicate pastels that were fashionable in the decades before the war. This trend became solidly established at the 1925 Paris Exposition des Arts Décoratifs, Industriels et Modernes, where visitors were electrified by the explosion of contrasting primary colors, geometric pattern and stylized natural subjects that burst on the scene." Similar pictured and discussed in American Luxury Jewels from the House of Tiffany, by Falino and Markowitz, editors, Antique Collectors' Club, 2009, page 144, Plate 91.

Artist: Tiffany & Co
Signed: “Tiffany Irid Plat” “Tiffany & Co” on watch face
Circa: 1920’s
Dimensions: 1 1/2 inches in height x 2 1/8 inches in width
Item #:  BO-16786
Price:  Price on Request. Call (212) 644-6400
Tiffany & Co. Art Deco Diamond, Ruby, Emerald and Platinum Watch/Brooch
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