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.”|
|Dimensions: 3-1/2'' length x 2'' width|
|Item #: PT-17467|
|Price: $50,000 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
A French Art Deco 18 karat gold, multi colored raised enamel "Peacock" cigarette case with concealed integrated latch button and hinge by Alfred Langlois. Alfred Langlois was among Van Cleef & Arpels most talented boîtiers, or box makers. Beginning in 1927, Langlois produced "highly sophisticated enamel decoration in Chinese taste and... Persian carpet-like design, along with a nécessaire of more abstract Deco design with carpet-like rectangles and diamond ice pyramids, predominantly in enamel", Sarah Coffin, in Set in Style: The Jewelry of Van Cleef & Arpels. The original drawing for the case exists in the Van Cleef & Arpels archives in Paris. Discussed and similar pictured in The Jewelry of Van Cleef & Arpels, by Sarah D. Coffin, Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, New York, 2011, page 24 (discussion), 152 (photograph).
|Artist: Alfred Langlois|
|Signed: Maker's mark and French eagle head gold marks|
|Dimensions: 3'' length x 3-5/8'' width x 3/8'' depth|
|Item #: A-17737|
|Price: Price on Request. Call (212) 644-6400|
A French Art Deco platinum and enamel brooch with diamonds and rubies. The brooch has 306 round diamonds with an approximate total weight of 8.75 carats, and 2 cabochon ruby accents. This dimensional brooch representing a dove, the symbol of peace and love, is of special significance, as it was produced as France and the European continent were heading towards war.
|Signed: “5995” French control marks|
|Circa: Late 1930’s|
|Dimensions: 1-1/2" length x 2-3/4" width|
|Item #: BO-16776|
|Price: $22,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
An Italian Estate 18 karat gold and enamel brooch with diamonds by Asprey London. The brooch has 10 round diamonds with an approximate total weight of .20 carats. The golden enamel cat has sky blue enamel spots.
|Signed: "18K Asprey" Italian assay marks.|
|Dimensions: 2'' length x 1'' width|
|Item #: BO-18685|
|Price: $3,250 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
An Art Nouveau 18 karat gold sweet pea brooch in pink and green shaded enamel. On the open petal of the charming pink bloom is a silver-topped gold insect studded with 14 rose-cut diamonds weighing 15 carat and 2 cabochon ruby eyes that weigh .04 carat. With fitted box.
|Dimensions: 2'' long x 3/4'' wide|
|Item #: BO-19216|
|Price: $5,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
American Gold Brooch with Enamel, Diamonds and Coral, attributed to Donald Claflin for Tiffany & Co.
An American mid-20th Century 18 karat yellow gold brooch with enamel, diamonds and coral, attributed to Donald Claflin for Tiffany & Co. The brooch has a cabochon coral face with black enamel eyes, turquoise enamel dress, and 16 round brilliant-cut diamonds, with total approximate weight of 0.55 carats, sprinkled through the figure's hair. The brooch measures approximately 2.75" in length and 1" in width.
|Artist: Tiffany & Co.|
|Signed: "Tiffany & Co."|
|Dimensions: 2-3/4' length x 1'' width|
|Item #: BO-19266|
|Price: $17,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
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|
|Dimensions: 3'' width x 3'' length|
|Item #: N-19312|
|Price: $35,000 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
A French Art Nouveau 18 karat gold, platinum and enamel brooch with pearl and diamonds. The brooch has a Baroque pearl measuring approximately 20 mm x 7.15 mm, and 5 old European-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of .55 carat. The brooch is designed in the classic floral/whiplash Art Nouveau motif.
|Signed: French Assay Marks|
|Dimensions: 2-1/2'' length x 1'' width|
|Item #: BO-18599|
|Price: $12,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400|