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Lot 37
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Gold, opal and enamel brooch/ pendant, Marcus & Co, circa 1900

Estimate
6,000 - 8,000 GBP
Sold
11,250 GBP
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Description

  • opal, gold, enamel
Centring on an opal within a frame of irises decorated with green guilloché enamel, suspending a fluted drop, signed Marcus & Co.

Catalogue Note

Marcus and Company was founded in 1892 by Dresden jeweller Herman Marcus and his sons, following working for Tiffany & Co., Ball, Black and Company before partnering with Theodore B. Star in the firm, Star and Marcus. The company remained a New York based family business until 1941, creating imaginative and intricately designed jewellery.  Marcus and Co. flourished during the Art Nouveau era and were one of the few American firms to use the plique-à-jour enamelling technique which gave the visual effect like stained glass.

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