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    Arts and Crafts Black Opal, Diamond, Enamel, Gold Necklace, Marcus & Co.
    The necklace features a pear-shaped black opal cabochon measuring 17.10 x 9.00 x 3.05 mm, enhanced by European-cut diamonds, accented by blue and green enamel applied on 14k gold, marked Marcus & Co, 05545. Gross weight 6.92 grams.
    Pendant Dimensions: 1-1/4 inches x 7/8 inch
    Chain Length: 15 inches


    Condition Report*: Diamonds:
    Avg Color: J-K-L
    Avg Clarity: SI
    Shape(s): European-cut
    Count: 1 - 25

    Colored Gems:
    Type(s): Opal
    Shape(s): Pear-shaped Cabochon
    Count: 1 - 25

    Metals:
    Gold

    Overall Condition: Very Good
    Condition Notes: This lovely example is highlighted by a beautiful opal displaying pronounced play-of-color. Marked with serial number 05545 on the back of the pendant, 14KT on chain. Diamonds weigh a total of approximately 0.12 carat.

    Marcus & Co.: Dresden jeweler Hermann Marcus left Germany for New York in the 1850s. He worked for Tiffany & Co., followed by Ball, Black and Company before partnering with Theodore B. Star in the firm, Star and Marcus. Following a brief return to Tiffany’s, he entered into partnership with his son William's business in 1884. The name officially became Marcus & Company in 1892. The firm rose to prominence during the 1920s and 1930s. They manufactured expensive diamond jewels as well as artistic jewelry featuring plique-a-jour enamel in the Art Nouveau style. Famous for their spectacular flower brooches: pansies, morning glories, orchids, et al, the company flourished during the Art Nouveau era. Along with their New York office, they operated branches in Paris, Bombay, Palm Beach and London. The business merged with Black, Starr & Frost in 1962.

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    March, 2018
    26th Monday
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