445 Park Avenue New York City, NY 10022 United States 212.644.6400
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$ 50,000

White Opal and Chrysoprase, Plique-à-Jour Enamel and Gold Pendant Brooch

Documentation Signed
Origin United States
Period 1900-1949
W. 2 in; H. 3.5 in;
W. 5.08 cm; H. 8.89 cm;
Creation Date Circa 1900.
Description 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 bale. Circa 1900.

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.

Signed, “Marcus & Co.”.
Gemstones Chrysophrase, Opal
Metals Enamel, Gold, Yellow Gold
Styles / Movements Art Nouveau, Fine Jewelry, Signed Pieces
Dealer Reference Number PT-17467
Incollect Reference Number 179141
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