An English Georgian 18 karat gold and porcelain enamel Lover's Eye pendant necklace with half pearls. The pendant necklace has 47 half pearls approximately 3 mm. in size surrounding the pendant. This unique pendant is composed of symbolic elements of memorial jewelry. In this piece, the pearl frame signifies tears, white -- a traditional memorial color -- is used heavily, and a bucolic garden -- yet another symbol of memorials -- is featured prominently. The flaming heart and the lover's eye denote a passionate love that had ended. As Ginny Dawes notes, "In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries there was a fashion in love jewelry, for Memento Mori or 'vanitas' pieces which meant, literally, 'remember you must die'," and to memorialize the love that has departed.
|Dimensions: 2 3/8 inches x 1 5/8 inches in width|
|Item #: PT-17160|
|Price: $15,000 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
A French Art Nouveau 18 karat gold, plique-à-jour and hard enamel pendant necklace with citrine, diamonds and ruby by Eugene Feuillâtre. The pendant necklace has a gold capped briolette citrine, a round cognac diamond with an approximate total weight of .50 carats, and 11 rose-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of .14 carats. The plaque shape pendant depicts two facing flamingos in front of the blazing sun standing in shimmering water. Chain later.
|Artist: Eugène Feuillâtre|
|Signed: Maker’s mark and French control marks|
|Dimensions: 2-7/8'' length x 1-3/4'' width; with chain 22" length|
|Item #: N-17026|
|Price: $45,000 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
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)|
|Dimensions: 4'' length x 1-3/4'' width pendant; 16" length necklace|
|Item #: N-17583|
|Price: Price on Request. Call (212) 644-6400|