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American Modern – Marcus & Co jewelry

American Modern - Marcus & Co jewelry

Pendant brooch. Plique-à-Jour Enamel, 18 Karat Gold, diamonds, black cabochon early 1900s. American Modern – Marcus & Co jewelry

American Modern – Marcus & Co jewelry
German born Herman Marcus came to New York in 1850 and began to do what he liked, working as a designer in the famous company Tiffany & Co. However, after almost thirty years, he decided to leave this famous company in order to establish his own. Fortunately, his two adult sons supported their father and since 1884 the three of them have successfully worked at Marcus & Co. Fifteen years later, Herman died (1899), but his sons successfully continued to manage the jewelry company, already known both in New York and beyond.
Among the materials that they used to create the jewelry was multicolor enamel, precious and semiprecious stones. Traditionally, the jewelers of this company produced fine jewelry inspired by the culture of Egypt and the Renaissance, as well as the Art Nouveau style, popular in the early 20th century.
Noteworthy, Marcus & Co. jewelers studied the skill of enameling in the Paris workshop of the famous designer Rene Lalique. As a result, jewelry of this brand is rare, located in museums and are of collectible value.
Sold to Gimbels in 1941, the company merged with Black, Starr & Frost in 1962.

1900 г. Morning Glory brooch pendant, gold, enamel

1900 г. Morning Glory brooch pendant, gold, enamel

American Modern – Marcus & Co jewelry

18 Karat Gold, Ruby, Diamond brooch, circa 1900

18 Karat Gold, Ruby, Diamond brooch, circa 1900

1904 Ring, green enamel, peridot and diamond

1904 Ring, green enamel, peridot and diamond

American flag brooch. Platinum, Diamond and Colored Stone

American flag brooch. Platinum, Diamond and Colored Stone

Amethyst, green enamel, gold necklace. 1900s

Amethyst, green enamel, gold necklace. 1900s

Antique gold, diamond, emerald brooch

Antique gold, diamond, emerald brooch

Baroque pearl, diamond and gold necklace

Baroque pearl, diamond and gold necklace

Baroque pearl, diamond and gold pendant

Baroque pearl, diamond and gold pendant

Bee brooch. Baroque pearl and diamond, circa 1900

Bee brooch. Baroque pearl and diamond, circa 1900

Blue ring. Gold, sapphire and diamond

Blue ring. Gold, sapphire and diamond

Blue sapphires gold and diamonds brooch

Blue sapphires gold and diamonds brooch

Circa 1910 ring. Gold, Enamel, Sapphire, Ruby and Diamond

Circa 1910 ring. Gold, Enamel, Sapphire, Ruby and Diamond

Diamond and sapphire pendant

Diamond and sapphire pendant

Diamond, emerald, pearl brooch

Emerald, Diamond, and pearl brooch

Diamond, emerald, platinum pendant brooch

Diamond, emerald, platinum pendant brooch

Double-leaf brooch. Green plique-à-jour enamel, diamonds, 18 karat gold and platinum, circa 1900

Double-leaf brooch. Green plique-à-jour enamel, diamonds, 18 karat gold and platinum, circa 1900

Egg shaped open work gold pendant

Egg shaped open work gold pendant

Emerald, diamond and gold ring. Circa 1910

Emerald, diamond and gold ring. Circa 1910

Exquisite sapphire, gold and pearl necklace

Exquisite sapphire, gold and pearl necklace

Floral motif brooch. Baroque pearl, pearls, diamonds, plique-à-jour enamel, 18 karat gold

Floral motif brooch. Baroque pearl, pearls, diamonds, plique-à-jour enamel, 18 karat gold

Green emerald, gold, diamond pendant

Green emerald, gold, diamond pendant

Irises drop-shaped pendant. Gold, Opal and Enamel, circa 1900

Irises drop-shaped pendant. Gold, Opal and Enamel, circa 1900

Jack in the Pulpit blossom with a cluster of berries brooch. Diamonds, enamel, rubies, circa 1935

Jack in the Pulpit blossom with a cluster of berries brooch. Diamonds, enamel, rubies, circa 1935

Necklace. Plique-à-Jour Enamel, 18 Karat Gold, sapphire, circa 1900

Necklace. Plique-à-Jour Enamel, 18 Karat Gold, sapphire, circa 1900

opal, gold and diamond necklace

Gold, opal and diamond necklace

Opal, Gold, and enamel brooch pendant, circa 1900

Opal, Gold, and enamel brooch pendant, circa 1900

Opal, Plique-à-Jour Enamel Brooch. 18 Karat Gold

Australian Opal, Plique-à-Jour Enamel Brooch. 18 Karat Gold

Orchid brooch. Platinum, 18 Karat Gold, Ruby, Diamond and Colored Diamond

Orchid brooch. Platinum, 18 Karat Gold, Ruby, Diamond and Colored Diamond

Pear brooch pendant. Natural pearl, demantoid garnet and diamond, late 19th century

Pear brooch pendant. Natural pearl, demantoid garnet and diamond, late 19th century

Plique-à-Jour enamel brooch. 18 Karat Gold, diamonds, pearls, early 1900s

Beautiful Plique-à-Jour enamel brooch. 18 Karat Gold, diamonds, pearls, early 1900s

Plique-à-Jour Enamel Brooch. 18 Karat Gold, Ruby, Diamond, circa 1900

Plique-à-Jour Enamel Brooch. 18 Karat Gold, Ruby, Diamond, circa 1900

Ruby cabochon, Gold, enamel necklace, circa 1900

Ruby cabochon, Gold, enamel necklace, circa 1900

Sapphire, gold and diamond brooch

Sapphire, gold and diamond brooch

Scroll motif brooch. Gold, diamond, pearl, green enamel, emerald. Circa 1900

Scroll motif brooch. Gold, diamond, pearl, green enamel, emerald. Circa 1900

Turquoise, Peridot, Gold, enamel Pendant-Brooch, circa 1900

Turquoise, Peridot, Gold, enamel Pendant-Brooch, circa 1900

Wreath brooch. Gold, diamonds, pearls

Wreath brooch. Gold, diamonds, pearls

Yellow sapphire, ruby, pearl gold brooch

Precious stones, pearl gold brooch