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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

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

Okrant et Davidonniez Paris Art Deco Diamond and Platinum Wide Bracelet

A French Art Deco platinum bracelet with diamonds by Okrant et Davidonniez. The flexible open work bracelet has 512 European-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 38.00 carats, 2 larger diamonds with an approximate total weight of 2.00 carats, and 2 smaller flanking diamonds with an approximate total weight of 1.00 carat, VS clarity, G/H/I color grade. With box. The Okrant et Davidonniez workshop was located in Paris at 64 rue Lafayette; they produced for all the Place Vendôme fine jewelry houses. The firm closed in 1939. With original box. Similar bracelets are pictured in Art Deco Jewelry, by Sylvie Raulet, Rizzoli, 1984, page 84, 154.

Artist: Okrant et Davidonniez
Signed: Maker and French assay marks
Circa: 1920's
Dimensions: 7-1/8'' length x 1-1/8'' width
Item #:  BA-16221
Price:  Price on Request. Call (212) 644-6400
Okrant et Davidonniez Paris Art Deco Diamond and Platinum Wide Bracelet

Trabert & Hoeffer Mauboussin Art Deco Yellow Diamond, Emerald and Platinum Ring

An American Art Deco diamond, emerald and platinum ring by Trabert & Hoeffer Mauboussin. This ring has a yellow cushion-cut diamond with an approximate weight of 1.75 carats, and an emerald-cut emerald with an approximate weight of 1.65 carats mounted in a stylized Art Deco stepped platinum ring. "From the mid-1930s through the 1940s, the collaboration of the American jewelry firm Trabert & Hoeffer with the Parisian house Mauboussin produced some of the most extraordinary high-style jewels of its time. Hollywood stars such as Claudette Colbert and Marlene Dietrich appeared on-screen and off flashing the firm's historic gems mounted in diamond-studded platinum settings. Even during the Depression and World War II, Trabert & Hoeffer Mauboussin prospered and expanded across the country not only by continuing to supply stylish custom jewelry to celebrities and socialites, but also by marketing more affordable ornaments. Its best-known invention was the Reflection line of semi-custom jewelry—"Your personality in a jewel." Crafted from interchangeable parts, it made a bold new moderne look available to a wider range of customers by allowing them to mix and match preconstructed parts with their own choice of gemstones." The Jewels of Trabert & Hoeffer -- Mauboussin: A history of American style and innovation, Yvonne J. Markowitz et. al., Boston Museum of Fine Arts, 2014. Size: 4-3/4; this ring can be sized.

Artist: Trabert & Hoeffer Mauboussin
Signed: “T&HM” 3266 irid/plat
Circa: 1930's
Item #:  R-16531
Price:   $35,000 – Call: (212) 644-6400
Trabert & Hoeffer Mauboussin Art Deco Yellow Diamond, Emerald and Platinum Ring

Cartier Paris Art Deco Blackamoor Clip Brooch

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.

Artist: Cartier
Signed: “Cartier”, “Paris”, “Depose”, “13384”, stamped “J.C.”
Circa: 1938
Dimensions: 1-3/8'' length x 3/4'' width x ½'' depth
Item #:  BO-13114
Price:   $17,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400
Cartier Paris Art Deco Blackamoor Clip Brooch

Marcus & Company 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 carats. 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 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. 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 Blue Sapphire, Old European Diamond, Gold and Enamel Ring

Tiffany Studios Vase

A Tiffany Studios New York glass vase, featuring translucent and iridescent gold Favrile glass, decorated with abstract stripes and swirls. Favrile is the trade name Tiffany gave to his blown art glass. The name derives from the Latin word fabrilis, meaning "made by hand." The technique was developed at Tiffany Furnaces in the mid-1890s using filaments from batches of differently colored glass and working the material while the glass was still molten. Ornamentation was added before the piece had its final shape, so that the decoration became fully integrated into the vessel. The technique was used in both decorative vases and functional pieces such as tableware (bowls, goblets, carafes) and lamp shades. Tiffany intended the favrile designation as a guarantee to current customers and future collectors of the fine quality of these objects.

Artist: Tiffany
Signed: “L.C.T” and “F2021”
Circa: 1900
Dimensions: 5" high x 3" diameter
Item #:  T-11831
Price:   $5,750 – Call: (212) 644-6400
Tiffany Studios Vase

Tiffany Studios New York Favrile Vase

A Tiffany Studios New York Favrile decorated vase. This vase features pulled copper decoration with iridescent gold trim against a golden ivory ground. A vase with similar decoration is pictured in: "Louis C. Tiffany: Artist for the Ages" by Marilynn A. Johnson, London: Scala Publishers, Ltd., 2005, p. 229, cat. no. 131. Favrile is the trade name Tiffany gave to his blown art glass. The name derives from the Latin word fabrilis, meaning "made by hand." The technique was developed at Tiffany Furnaces in the mid-1890s using filaments from batches of differently colored glass and working the material while the glass was still molten. Ornamentation was added before the piece had its final shape, so that the decoration became fully integrated into the vessel. The technique was used in both decorative vases and functional pieces such as tableware (bowls, goblets, carafes) and lamp shades. Tiffany intended the favrile designation as a guarantee to current customers and future collectors of the fine quality of these objects.

Artist: Tiffany
Signed: “L.C.T. 12300” with original Tiffany Label
Circa: 1900
Dimensions: 4½ '' diameter x 8½ '' high
Item #:  T-13762
Price:   $17,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400
Tiffany Studios New York  Favrile Vase
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