A French Art Nouveau silver and plique-à-jour enamel coupe d'ornement by Eugène Feuillâtre. This exceptional compote features delicate and stylized floral patterns on the upper and lower portions. Green leaves encircle the base of the piece and the sinewy stem of the petite cup appears to grow out of the foliage below, and a spray of pink flowers blooms at the top of the compote. Feuillâtre complimented the deeply rooted organic motifs of his quintessentially Art Nouveau compote by adorning the piece with small green enamel buds on the top and bottom of the stem. This compote is particularly remarkable because it is made almost entirely of plique-à-jour enamel. Eugene Feuillâtre (1870-1916) was a sculptor, enamelist, silversmith and jeweler. He worked for Lalique at the end of the 19th century and established his own firm in 1899, specializing in plique-à-jour decorated objects. He also perfected the technique of enameling on silver and platinum. Provenance: the Collection of Joseph R. Ritman. A nearly identical coupe d'ornement resides in the Musee D'Orsay in Paris.
|Artist: Eugène Feuillâtre|
|Dimensions: 4'' diameter x 6'' high|
|Item #: SI-17219|
|Price: $45,000 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
An Edwardian 18 karat gold and platinum dress set with moonstones and diamonds. The set has 7 cabochon moonstones with an approximate total weight of 4.10 carats and 86 rose-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of .45 carat. The classically-designed cluster cuff links are double-sided with clasped chain connections. The 3 cluster dress studs have gold folding wing backs. Similar pictured in Cuff Links, by Susan Jonas and Marilyn Nissenson, Harry N. Abrams, 1991, page 50 (similar).
|Dimensions: Cuff Links: 3/8" diameter; Dress Studs: 1/4" diameter|
|Item #: CS-16563|
|Price: $7,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
An Antique 18 karat gold and platinum brooch with demantoid garnets, diamonds and ruby. The brooch has 38 demantoid garnets with an approximate total weight of 1.10 carats, 34 diamonds with an approximate total weight of .60 carat, and a ruby eye. The 3 dimensional grasshopper brooch is positioned in a perched position.
|Dimensions: 1/2" length x 1-3/8" width|
|Item #: BO-16847|
|Price: $19,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
A set of three French Antique 18 karat gold and oxidized silver, platinum and enamel brooches with diamonds and pearls. The brooches have a combined total of 87 rose-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of .50 carat, 4 bezel-set old European-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of .32 carat, and 3 hanging freshwater pearls. The brooches depict 3 swallows in flight. The brooches are finely engraved on the underside in a realistic feather motif. The later platinum diamond set chain connecting the three swallows is removable. Original fitted box. Swallows were highly symbolic in the 18th and 19th centuries. They symbolized wanting your loved one to return home safely, faithfully, or to simply return home quickly.
|Signed: French control mark|
|Dimensions: Brooches: 1-3/4" length x 1-7/8" width (2) and 1-3/4" length x 2-1/4" width: length with platinum chain: 8".|
|Item #: BO-17193|
|Price: $25,000 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
An Antique 18 karat gold and platinum-topped gold brooch with diamonds. The open maple leaf motif has delicate diamond accents down the center stem, and three stunning round old European-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 0.95 carats hanging dynamically from the piece. The 30 rose-cut diamonds have an approximate total weight of .30 carat.
|Signed: with hallmarks, obscured.|
|Dimensions: 2'' high x 1-1/4'' wide|
|Item #: BO-18791|
|Price: $5,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
A pair of Antique platinum drop earrings with diamonds. The earrings have a delicate graduating drop of four stones and a delicate downward-facing leaf motif garnishing the top of a dramatic tear drop housing a 2.00 carat old European-cut diamond. The earrings have approximately 5.5 carats of diamonds in total.
|Item #: ER-18859|
|Price: $29,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
An Edwardian ring featuring two pearls and 22 diamonds set in platinum with an 18 karat gold shank. The two pearls, which stack up the finger, are elegantly framed by a naturalistic motif echoing the form of a clover made of pear-cut diamonds, further accented by leaf-like scroll forms studded with old European cut stones in refined Edwardian brilliance. Ring size is 5 and it can be resized.
|Dimensions: ring is size 5|
|Item #: R-19218|
|Price: $11,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
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”|
|Item #: R-17187|
|Price: $35,000 – Call: (212) 644-6400|