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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 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.”
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

Gold, Mother of Pearl and White Opal Cuff Links

A pair of English 18 karat gold cuff links. Each circular cuff link features a white opal center that has a background of black mother of pearl. The cuff links are chain linked and double-sided.

Circa: 1950's
Dimensions: 9/16" diameter; 1-1/4" length
Item #:  CS-13257
Price:   $2,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400
Gold, Mother of Pearl and White Opal Cuff Links

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 chrysoprase by Marcus & Co.. The pendant brooch has 6 cabochon white opals, 63 cabochon chrysoprase stones and plique-à-jour enamel. Suspended from the brooch is an opal and chrysoprase pendant drop. Detachable brooch finding and flip-down bail. 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. Shown in the Poster House (New York) exhibition "Alphonse Mucha: Art Nouveau./Nouvelle Femme," June 20-October 6, 2019.

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 Fouquet French Art Nouveau Opal, Pearl, Gold and Plique-à-Jour Enamel Pendant Necklace

A French Art Nouveau gold and plique-à-jour enamel pendant with opals, freshwater and natural pearls by Georges Fouquet. The pendant has 11 opals, 13 freshwater pearls and one natural saltwater pearl. The pendant is designed in a flowing foliate motif with plique-à-jour enamel leaves floating over translucent opals and decorated with clusters of pearls. With signed G. Fouquet box. Shown in the Poster House (New York) exhibition "Alphonse Mucha: Art Nouveau./Nouvelle Femme," June 20-October 6, 2019.

Artist: Georges Fouquet
Signed: "G Fouquet", French control marks
Circa: 1900
Dimensions: 16-3/8'' length x 1-5/8'' wide
Item #:  PT-17483
Price:   $49,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400
Georges Fouquet French Art Nouveau Opal, Pearl, Gold and Plique-à-Jour Enamel Pendant Necklace

Georges Fouquet French Art Nouveau Opal and Silver Peacock Cloak Clasp

A French Art Nouveau silver cloak clasp with opals by Georges Fouquet. The cape clasp is decorated with 14 bezel-set crystal opal plaques. The clasp is designed as two intertwined peacocks with extravagant whiplash 'feathers'. Inspired by a noted collaboration with the renowned Art Nouveau innovator Alfonse Mucha, this cloak clasp in all its exquisite detail and voluptuous lines perfectly encapsulates the spirit of the period. Its peacock theme was a favorite motif of Fouquet and Mucha. A similar piece is pictured in Alastair Duncan's, The Paris Salons, 1895-1914: Volume I, Antique Collectors' Club, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 1994, page 251.

Artist: Georges Fouquet
Signed: Stamp: G. Fouquet (French assay and maker's marks) 3105.
Circa: 1900
Dimensions: 4-1/4'' length x 3-1/4'' width
Item #:  BO-18397
Price:   $15,000 – Call: (212) 644-6400
Georges Fouquet French Art Nouveau Opal and Silver Peacock Cloak Clasp

Estate Diamond Opal Platinum and Gold Cluster Earrings

A pair of Estate platinum earrings with diamonds and black opals. The earrings have 32 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 1.92 carats, and 2 oval black opals measuring 11.08 mm by 9.70 mm. The earrings are designed in a classic cluster motif, with the diamonds surrounding the opals.

Circa: Estate
Dimensions: 5/8'' length x 9/16'' width
Item #:  ER-18653
Price:   $9,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400
Estate Diamond Opal Platinum and Gold Cluster Earrings

Art Nouveau Necklace with Opal Scarab by Antoine Bricteux

A French Egyptian Revival 18 karat gold pendant necklace with opal, diamond, freshwater pearl and enamel by Antoine Bricteux. The necklace has one carved matrix scarab opal that measures 11.89 mm by 4.06 mm. It is accented with 21 Old European-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 1.00 carat, and a 5.50 mm freshwater pearl drop. It is suspended from an 18 karat gold chain and can be converted to be worn as a brooch.

Artist: Antoine Bricteux
Signed: Makers mark for Antoine Bricteux
Circa: 1900
Dimensions: 3'' width x 3'' length
Item #:  N-19312
Price:   $35,000 – Call: (212) 644-6400
Art Nouveau Necklace with Opal Scarab by Antoine Bricteux

Boulder Opal and Multi-colored Garnet Necklace

A three-tiered antique necklace comprised of three rows of alternating pink and orange garnets set in elaborately textured gold collets with delicate looping design elements further accenting the stones. From each tier of the necklace hang tear-shaped boulder opal beads that form a stylized, articulated fringe. The piece features 45 round orange garnets and 46 pink garnets, further highlighted by 4 demantoid garnets.

Circa: Early-20th Century
Dimensions: 15'' length
Item #:  N-19321
Price:   $40,000 – Call: (212) 644-6400
Boulder Opal and Multi-colored Garnet Necklace
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