A set of three French Antique 18 karat 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 carat, 4 bezel-set old European-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of .32 carat, 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. Original 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|
|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|
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.
|Dimensions: 1-3/4" length x 2-1/2" 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 Marcus & Co. 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 this new 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|
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”|
|Dimensions: 1-3/4'' length x 1-1/2'' width|
|Item #: BO-16930|
|Price: $22,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
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 banded with red and black enamel. Exhibited at "Anything Goes: The Jazz Age" at the Nassau County Museum of Art, 24 March 2018 - 8 July 2018.
|Dimensions: 3/4'' length x 2-1/4'' width|
|Item #: BO-16257|
|Price: $27,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
An Antique English 18 karat gold, diamond, natural pearl and enamel hinged bracelet by Hunt & Roskell. The old mine- and European-cut diamond and natural pearl center plaque of the bracelet is removable and can be worn as a brooch. With original brooch attachments and original signed fitted box.
|Artist: Hunt & Roskell|
|Dimensions: 6-1/4" length x 1-1/4" - 1/4'' width|
|Item #: BA-12977|
|Price: $24,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
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|
|Dimensions: 2" length x 1-7/8" width|
|Item #: BO-14015|
|Price: $15,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
A French Art Deco coral, diamond, enamel and pearl Blackamoor clip brooch by Cartier. The brooch depicts a classic Moorish enamel Blackamoor wearing an enamel turban set with rose-cut diamonds, a cylindrical coral bead turban knot and hanging seed pearl earrings. Pictured in "Cartier and America", by Martin Chapman, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, 2009, page 108.
|Signed: “Cartier”, “Paris”, “Depose”, “13384”, stamped “J.C.”|
|Dimensions: 1-3/8'' length x 3/4'' width x ½'' depth|
|Item #: BO-13114|
|Price: $17,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400|