Jewelry Design Books of Jaques and Marcus, 1890-1926 Rauner Manuscript MS-674

Introduction to the Collection

The collection contains eight scrapbooks of custom jewelry designs from the firm of Jaques and Marcus, later Marcus and Company. The books contain pen and ink drawings with wash and pigment coloration. Each design was custom-made for clients and the designs were later pasted into the volumes. Included are designs for brooches, pendants, hair ornaments, chains, and necklaces. Laid in to Volume I is a typescript, "History of Marcus & Co." as well as letters related to financial interest in the Tecla Co.

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