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. With fitted box.
|Dimensions: 2 3/8 inches x 1 5/8 inches in width|
|Item #: PT-17160|
|Price: $15,000 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
An Antique 18 karat gold and enamel pendant cross with lapis lazuli. The pendant cross is in a Renaissance Revival style, intricately enameled and backed with lapis lazuli with inlaid gold. Hair locket. Inscribed "HAC" and "Obit July 6th, 1877"
|Dimensions: 3 1/8 inches x 2 3/8 inches wide|
|Item #: PT-15911|
|Price: $45,000 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
A French Art Nouveau 18 karat gold and enamel pendant by André Rambour. The pendant is designed as a maiden within an enamel iris which is suspended by fancy link chain and enameled foliate top. French control and maker's marks.
|Artist: Andre Rambour|
|Dimensions: 2 1/4 inches in length x 1 3/8 inches wide|
|Item #: PT-16521|
|Price: $22,500 – 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|
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|
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|
A French Art Nouveau 18 karat gold pendant with diamonds, pearls and peridots. The pendant features a plique-à-jour background with rose-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of .60 carats, 3 freshwater pearls and 3 pear and round-cut peridots with enamel decoration surrounding the profile of Juliet.
|Dimensions: 2" in length x 1 1/8" wide|
|Item #: PT-12859|
|Price: $19,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
A French Art Nouveau 18 karat gold pendant/brooch with freshwater pearl drop and plique a 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.French control mark
|Artist: Louis Zorra|
|Signed: French control mark|
|Dimensions: 2" in length x 1 1/2" at widest|
|Item #: PT-14471|
|Price: $22,000 – Call: (212) 644-6400|