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Antique 18 karat Gold, Enamel and Lapis Lazuli Cross

An Antique 18 karat gold and enamel pendant cross. The pendant cross is designed in a Renaissance Revival style, intricately enameled and backed with a composite with inlaid gold. Hair locket. Inscribed "HAC" and "Obit July 6th, 1877".

Antique 18 karat Gold, Enamel and Lapis Lazuli Cross

French Antique Turquoise, Enamel and Gold Locket Bracelet

A French Antique 18-karat gold and enamel bracelet with turquoise. The bracelet is composed of 4 strands of woven gold rope with clover-shaped enamel and turquoise set slides. The enamel work is designed as Moorish arabesques set with cabochon turquoise. The hanging locket has a similar clover-shaped motif. This piece can be seen as an ancestor of Van Cleef & Arpels''s iconic "Alhambra" jewelry.

French Antique Turquoise, Enamel and Gold Locket Bracelet

Marcus & Co. Art Nouveau 18kt Gold Black Opal and Enamel Stick Pin

This miniature representation of Renaissance Revival within the Art Nouveau period is set with a square black opal cabochon whose indigo and brilliant green swathes of color are echoed in its glowing enamel surround, highlighted by fleur-de-lis and scrolls. It would make a superb addition to any gentleman''s stick pin collection, or a glamorous gift for a showjumping or hunting equestrian to use as a stock tie pin. The multi-generational New York firm of Marcus & Co was founded by an ambitious young German immigrant who had trained with a prominent court jeweler in Dresden. In 1892, after working with Charles Lewis Tiffany, Hermann Marcus and his sons William and George together set up a business that soon became a glittering New York society institution renowned not only for its superb diamonds, colored stones and pearls, but also its instantly recognizable, original design style. The firm produced great jewels in the Art Nouveau and Arts & Crafts sensibility, with George, the artist/designer, drawing inspiration from sources as diverse as the contemporary French masters, the Moghuls and Maharajahs, the garland style of the Ancien Regime, and the genius of Renaissance goldsmiths. George''s distinctive, confident hand was always discernible in Marcus creations. Working as a team with George, William was a gem and pearl connoisseur who travelled the world hunting for exceptiona ... l gem material, including purchasing the entire production of never-before-seen black opal from Lightning Ridge Australia in 1908. Marcus exhibited at the 1900 Exposition Universelle in Paris, and their work won prizes from the prestigious Society of Arts & Crafts of Boston. Plique-à-jour enamel was an art in which the firm excelled. Displaying a mastery equal to that of the French artists, they created jewels with unprecedented three-dimensional depth in this medium. The firm and family were well-known for their charitable activities and promotion of young jewelers such as Raymond Yard. The firm''s jewelry is a focus of the collection of the American Wing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Marcus & Co. Art Nouveau 18kt Gold Black Opal and Enamel Stick Pin

André Rambour French Art Nouveau Gold and Enamel Pendant

A French Art Nouveau 18 karat gold and enamel pendant by André Rambour. The pendant depicts a maiden within an enamel iris which is suspended by fancy link chain and an enameled foliate top. Shown in the Poster House (New York) exhibition "Alphonse Mucha: Art Nouveau./Nouvelle Femme," June 20-October 6, 2019.

André Rambour French Art Nouveau Gold and Enamel Pendant

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 carat, 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.

Louis Zorra Art Nouveau Diamond, Amethyst, Pearl and Plique-à-Jour Enamel Brooch

Marcus & Co. Art Nouveau 18kt Gold, Peridot, Diamond, Enamel Ring

This distinctive ring epitomizes Marcus & Co.''s liberal interpretation of Renaissance jewelry forms, fluidly merged with the Art Nouveau aesthetic of which the firm, along with Tiffany, was a leading American proponent. The flowing gold form, masterfully textured with Marcus''s unmistakable style of chasing and engraving, is enhanced with vibrant green enamel over a prepared ground that offers subtle shading and depth of color. Twinstone rings were first popularized in the late 18th century, when a young Napoleon presented Josephine with a so-called "toi et moi" engagement ring, the first of many historic jewelry gifts from the future emperor to the stylish widow he passionately loved. The ring is enhanced by two round-cut peridots totaling approximately 1.60 carats, and 30 round-cut diamonds that weigh approximately 1.20 carats. The green basse-taille enamel continues around the shank, which is enhanced at the reverse by a diamond. The multi-generational New York firm of Marcus & Co was founded by an ambitious young German immigrant who had trained with a prominent court jeweler in Dresden. In 1892, after working with Charles Lewis Tiffany, Hermann Marcus and his sons William and George together set up a business that soon became a glittering New York society institution renowned not only for its superb diamonds, colored stones and pearls, but also its instantly recognizabl ... e, original design style. The firm produced great jewels in the Art Nouveau and Arts & Crafts sensibility, with George, the artist/designer, drawing inspiration from sources as diverse as the contemporary French masters, the Moghuls and Maharajahs, the garland style of the Ancien Regime, and the genius of Renaissance goldsmiths. George''s distinctive, confident hand was always discernible in Marcus creations. Working as a team with George, William was a gem and pearl connoisseur who travelled the world hunting for exceptional gem material, including purchasing the entire production of never-before-seen black opal from Lightning Ridge Australia in 1908. Marcus exhibited at the 1900 Exposition Universelle in Paris, and their work won prizes from the prestigious Society of Arts & Crafts of Boston. Plique-à-jour enamel was an art in which the firm excelled. Displaying a mastery equal to that of the French artists, they created jewels with unprecedented three-dimensional depth in this medium. The firm and family were well-known for their charitable activities and promotion of young jewelers such as Raymond Yard. The firm''s jewelry is a focus of the collection of the American Wing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Marcus & Co. Art Nouveau 18kt Gold, Peridot, Diamond, Enamel Ring

French Art Nouveau Round Ceramic Decorative Charger by Clément Massier

A French Art Nouveau iridescent enamel-glazed ceramic charger by Clément Massier, after a design by Alphonse Mucha, depicting a woman''s profile in Byzantine dress and jewels. The particularity of this ceramic plate is that it combines Massier''s talent as a ceramist and Mucha''s talent as a draftsman. Indeed, the blond Byzantine head depicted on the charger was originally designed by Mucha in 1897, as part of his artistic diptych "Byzantine Heads."

French Art Nouveau Round Ceramic Decorative Charger  by Clément Massier

French Art Deco Coral, Diamond, Onyx and Platinum Earrings

A pair of French Art Deco platinum earrings with diamonds, red coral, and onyx. The earring tops have black onyx and coral beads that suspend pear shape drop with 46 old European-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 1.00 carat alternating with black enamel triangles. The interior of the drop is framed with a single piece of cut coral. The earrings are in a modified pendeloque motif. Similar discussed in Earrings from Antiquity to the Present by Daniela Mascetti and Amanda Triossi, Thames & Hudson, 1990, page 132-135.

French Art Deco Coral, Diamond, Onyx and Platinum Earrings