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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

Marcus & Company Art Nouveau Peridot, Diamond, Gold and Enamel Ring

An American Art Nouveau gold, peridot, diamond and enamel ring by Marcus & Co. The unique Renaissance Revival motif features green enameled 18-karat gold, two round-cut peridots totaling approximately 1.60 carats, and 30 round-cut diamonds that weigh approximately 1.20 carats. The Renaissance Revival design influence is carried onto the ring shank culminating in a diamond set into the ring shank bottom. 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. Ring size 6: this ring can be sized.

Artist: Marcus & Co.
Signed: “Marcus & Co 18kt”
Circa: 1900
Item #:  R-17187
Price:   $35,000 – Call: (212) 644-6400
Marcus & Company Art Nouveau Peridot,  Diamond, Gold and Enamel Ring

Marcus & Company Art Nouveau Blue Sapphire, Old European Diamond, Gold and Enamel Ring

An American Art Nouveau 18 karat gold and enamel, sapphire and diamond ring by Marcus & Co. The ring has a cushion-cut blue sapphire with an approximate weight of 8.65 carats, and 27 old European-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of .32 carat. The blue sapphire is most likely of Ceylon origin with no heat treatment evident. The center stone is held in place with gold tendrils that flow throughout the ring in extravagant Art Nouveau motifs. 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. 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. Ring size: 4-1/2; this ring can be sized.

Artist: Marcus & Co
Signed: “Marcus & Co.”, “18 kt”
Circa: 1900’s
Item #:  R-14791
Price:   $45,000 – Call: (212) 644-6400
Marcus & Company Art Nouveau Blue Sapphire, Old European Diamond, Gold and Enamel Ring

Marcus & Co. Art Nouveau White Opal and Chrysoprase, Plique-à-Jour Enamel and Gold Pendant Brooch

An American Art Nouveau 18 karat gold and enamel pendant brooch with opals and chrysophrase by Marcus & Co.. The pendant brooch has 6 cabochon white opals, 63 cabochon chrysophrase stones and plique-à-jour enamel. Suspended from the brooch is an opal and chrysophrase pendant drop. Detachable brooch finding and flip-down bale. 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: “Marcus & Co.”
Circa: 1900
Dimensions: 3-1/2'' length x 2'' width
Item #:  PT-17467
Price:   $50,000 – Call: (212) 644-6400
Marcus & Co. Art Nouveau White Opal and Chrysoprase, Plique-à-Jour Enamel and Gold Pendant Brooch

Georges Le Turcq French Art Nouveau Diamond Pearl Gold and Plique-à-Jour Enamel Ring

A French Art Nouveau 18 karat gold and plique-à-jour enamel ring with diamonds and pearl by Georges Le Turcq. The ring has 31 rose cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of .31 carat, and a freshwater baroque pearl. The ring exhibits the classic Art Nouveau motifs of organic entwined tendrils and plique-à-jour enamel leaves with the organic form of the baroque pearl. Georges Le Turcq trained at the Ecoles des Arts Décoratifes in Paris before he joined Julien Duval in 1885 and the pair became respected for their medallist work. Although successful, the partnership ended in 1894 and Le Turoq began to experiment further and develop the stylistic characteristics of the Art Nouveau period for which he is primarily known. Pictured in Art Nouveau Jewellery, by Vivian Becker, Thames and Hudson, 1985, page 104, Plate 156. and Georges Le Turcq, Jean Jacques Richard, Books on Demand, 2015, page 24. Ring size 5-1/2; this ring can be sized.

Artist: Georges Le Turcq
Circa: 1900's
Dimensions: Ring size 5-1/2; this ring can be sized.
Item #:  R-18160
Price:   $15,000 – Call: (212) 644-6400
Georges Le Turcq French Art Nouveau Diamond Pearl Gold and Plique-à-Jour Enamel Ring
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