MARCUS & CO
Founded in 1892 by Herman Marcus, a German immigrant who came to New York City in 1950 and worked for Tiffany & Co for more 3 decades before entering into business with his 2 sons. Each piece of Marcus & Co jewelry was meticulously conceived with subtleties...LEARN MORE
MARCUS & CO
Founded in 1892 by Herman Marcus, a German immigrant who came to New York City in 1950 and worked for Tiffany & Co for more 3 decades before entering into business with his 2 sons. Each piece of Marcus & Co jewelry was meticulously conceived with subtleties not often perceived at first, but which become apparent on closer inspection.
The original boutique was located at 857 Broadway, near what is now Union Square Park, and set itself apart with innovative displays, along with the use of colored gemstones at a time when the all-white diamond look was de rigueur. Shortly after their father's death in 1899, the Marcus sons moved the store to Fifth Avenue and opened a department for silversmithing.
Throughout the early 20th century Marcus & Co was responsible for some of the most interesting jewelry created by an American jewelry house, producing fine Renaissance and Egyptian revival jewelry as well as plique-a-jour enameling, a trend popular in French Art Nouveau jewelry of the time. The company's jewelers were all trained in their craft at the Lalique workshop in Paris.
The firm’s bold use of brightly colored enamel mixed with precious and semi-precious gemstones is unmistakable, and represents a confidence in design not usually seen from this period. After passing to the Marcus grandsons, and surviving the Depression, the firm was later sold in 1941 to Gimbel Brother’s department store, and in 1962 merged with Black, Starr, and Frost.BACK TO SHOP
Marcus & Co
|MAIN MATERIAL(S)||Enamel (Antique)|
|MAIN METAL(S)||Yellow Gold (14K)|
|DIMENSIONS||Chain has 12.5 inch drop; Pendant watch is 2.4 cm x 3.5 cm|
Marcus & Co
Blue Guilloche Enamel Pendant Watch with Chain
The definition of sophistication and refinement, this elegant watch pendant from Edwardian times, still hanging from its original platinum chain, has truly stood the test of time. This necklace is exceptionally crafted and eye-catching, with beautiful enamel detailing along the chain. A hallmark of antique craftsmanship, this dainty 14K gold necklace looks absolutely timeless.
Stamped “Marcus & Co,” this piece comes from German-American designer Herman Marcus, who opened his own shop after finding his inspiration as a designer for Tiffany & Co. Known for classic designs inspired by the French Art Nouveau period, as well as their spectacular and unparalleled use of enameling, Marcus & Co. jewelers studied the craft at the Lalique workshop in Paris.
This necklace has a spring ring closure and weighs 25.7 grams. Please note that the time-keeping mechanism has not been evaluated for condition.