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 pair of antique silver-topped/18 karat gold rhodium plated earrings with diamonds. The pair of earrings have 96 Old European-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 8.70 carats, (including large diamonds .75 carat each), H/I/J color and SI clarity grade.In the late 19th century, a revival of Georgian and French 18th-century design took place. These pendeloque ear pendants exemplify this revival, as the majority of ear pendants of this age were set entirely with diamonds or a combination of diamonds and pearls.Similar examples of these earrings are illustrated in Earrings, by Daniela Mascetti and Amanda Triossi, Thames & Hudson, 1990, pgs. 71-76.
|Dimensions: 1 1/2 inches in length x 3/4 inch at widest|
|Item #: ER-16126|
|Price: $32,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
An English Antique 15 karat gold and enamel pendant/brooch with pink topaz and diamonds. The pendant/brooch has an old square-cut pink topaz with an approximate total weight of 5.75 carats, and 8 rose-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of .08 carats. The pendant brooch is made in the Gothic Revival style, the decorative features taken mainly from Gothic architectural details and ecclesiastical sculpture. With original fitted box.. Discussed in Victorian Jewelry Design, by Charlotte Gere, Henry Regnery Company, Chicago, 1972, pages 46-50.
|Dimensions: 2 1/2 inches in height x 1 1/2 inches in width|
|Item #: BO-16988|
|Price: $8,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
A French Renaissance Revival Antique 18-karat gold and enamel, sapphire, pearl and hardstone cameo bracelet. The bracelet features a center hardstone cameo of an elegant Renaissance lady, surrounded by a ruby-accented twisted frame of black and white enamel. Italianate scrolls in openwork are decorated with white, black and gold enamel, while four square-cut blue sapphires, and two seed pearls form the rest of the top of the bracelet.
|Dimensions: 6 1/4" interior length x 1" - 7/16" wide|
|Item #: BA-7491|
|Price: $15,000 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
A pair of English Victorian 15 karat gold earrings with corals. The articulated earrings are composed of coral beads, half moon and teardrop forms in the 19th Century revival style of the classic girandole earrings of the 18th Century. Discussed and similar pictured in Earrings from Antiquity to the Present, by Daniela Mascetti, Amanda Triossi, Thames & Hudson, 1990, page 43-45.
|Dimensions: 2 3/8 inches in length x 3/4 inch at widest|
|Item #: ER-16423|
|Price: $5,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
A French bas-relief glass pâte-de-verre plaque by Henri Cros, featuring the depiction of a mythical dragon or sea creature in hues of pink, against a crystal-like ground. This is an experimental plaque by the originator of the revival of the ancient pâte-de-verre process.
|Dimensions: 8'' high x 4'' wide x 1/8'' deep|
|Item #: P-1345|
|Price: $1,950 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
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.”|
|Dimensions: 5/8 inches square; pin length 2 1/2 inches|
|Item #: BO-16439|
|Price: $3,250 – 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. Size: 6: can be sized.
|Artist: Marcus & Co.|
|Signed: “Marcus & Co 18kt”|
|Item #: R-17187|
|Price: $35,000 – Call: (212) 644-6400|