Art Deco Line Bracelet
A platinum Art Deco line bracelet set with 24 facetted sapphires and 24 brilliant cut diamonds, signed MARCUS, America, ca. 1920
Lenght: 8.5 cm.
Weight diamond: 2.40 ct
Weight sapphire: 6.60 ct
Hermann Marcus, Germany (1828-1899)
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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